Schaller Woman Dies In Skid Loader Accident

Date posted - October 10, 2013

fatal ambulance IISchaller, Iowa — A Schaller woman has died after being trapped under a skid loader boom. ┬áThe Sac County Sheriff’s office was called to the accident about 8:30 Wednesday evening.

The accident happened at 1931 Buchanan Avenue in Schaller just before 8:30 Wednesday night. When emergency crews arrived, 53-year-old Karen Jeanne Terry was found pinned between the skid loader and the boom arm. Terry was pronounced dead at the scene.

Terry had been home alone at the time of the accident. Her friends had tried to make contact with her throughout the late afternoon and early evening hours. A family friend went to the residence, found Terry trapped under the skid loader, and called 9-1-1.

The investigation continues.

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