Blunt force trauma caused death of teen in Colby area farming death

Published: May. 19, 2018 at 8:04 PM CDT
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A 19-year-old man killed Friday as result of a farming accident died of blunt force trauma, according to the Marathon County Medical Examiner's office.

Investigators said Paul Kloos, of Stratford, was killed in a manure pump explosion in the Township of Hull Friday.

Marathon County Lt. Ted Knoeck the explosion happened when a water pump pressure regulator malfunctioned.

The incident happened around 8:18 a.m. Friday at a farm on Huckleberry Road.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday. According to his obituary, his daughter is to be born at the end of the month. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be directed to the family to set up a fund for his daughter.