GoFundMe Started for Family of Boy Killed in Farm Accident

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DANE–A GoFundMe account has been set up for a family involved in a tragic farm accident that killed an eight-year-old boy on July 26.

Just after 11 p.m., Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in the Town of Dane in which Jefferson Rodriquez had thought to have been trampled to death by a cow. Upon arrival, emergency response teams realized the boy had actually been run over by a skid loader driven by his father, Jose Rodriguez Uriarte, while performing farm tasks. The boy, suffered head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene in spite of efforts by the farm owner, law enforcement and EMS. The death was ruled accidental by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office. 

The boy and his father are both recent immigrants from Nicaragua, and have no other family in the area.

After a multitude of requests to help the family, a GoFundMe account was established to send his body back to Nicaragua and to aid in funeral expenses. To donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-expenses-for-jefferson-rodriguez?utm_....

Checks can also be sent to the UW Credit Union, 3500 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705, and must be made out to Jose Rodriguez Uriarte.

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