ROCK VALLEY, Iowa -- A Minnesota man was killed in a farm accident near Rock Valley Monday. 

Around 4:24 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated the accident at a farm on 300th Street, four miles west of Rock Valley. Joey Van Ginkel, 17, of Rock Valley was backing up a Volvo payloader, which drove over Bradley Peetsch, 52, of Baxter, Minnesota. Peetsch was walking behind the piece of equipment at the time.

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Peetsch was transported by ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley. He then was flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, where he was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol. The accident remains under investigation. 

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