Legal news for Nebraska personal injury attorney. Former Nebraska state Senator killed on his farm in Saunders County.
Nebraska personal injury lawyers alert- Former Nebraska state Senator killed by a piece of farming equipment.
Omaha, NE—Former Nebraska state Senator Ron Raikes, best known for shaping Nebraska’s education, was tragically killed on his farm in Saunders County. Raikes was killed after he got caught in piece of farming equipment known as a haybuster. The fatal accident happened on Saturday, September 5, 2009, around 10:30 p.m., as reported by the Chicago Tribune.
According to the Saunders County Sheriff Department, a neighbor found Raikes, 66, under a haybuster, or grinder, which is used to grind hay into feed. It is currently unknown how the former senator got caught in the grinder. Responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews pronounced Raikes dead at his farm around 11:00 p.m. An autopsy conducted by a medical examiner will determine what his exact cause of death was. The fatal farm equipment accident is reportedly under investigation.
According to Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org/, in 1997 Raikes was appointed to the Legislature to fill the seat left by Jerome Warner. In 1998, he was elected to represent the 25th Nebraska legislative district. Raikes also chaired the Education committee, sat on the Revenue committee, the Education Commission of the States, and Midwestern Higher Education Compact. In total, Raikes served as a Nebraska state senator for 11 years.
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