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Kosciusko County, Indiana - Three And Five-Year-Old Brothers Killed In Tractor-Trailer Accident On Nappanee Farm

Kosciusko County, Indiana - Three And Five-Year-Old Brothers Killed In Tractor-Trailer Accident On Nappanee Farm
Published: November 20, 2019
By: Paul
Last Updated on November 19, 2020

Victims Identified As Kenton Hochstetler (3) And Jaylin Hochstetler (5)

Two young brothers tragically lost their lives on a private Nappanee farm the early afternoon of Tuesday, November 19th. Benjamin Sheets, a 26-year-old who was working on the W 1350 N farm with his dad, was the driver of the tractor-trailer involved in the incident.

Reports indicate that the children may have been playing under the tractor-trailer when Sheets turned over the engine and began pulling the truck forward without ever noticing that the boys were there. Sheets indicated he only realized something had happened when he saw the boys in the rear-view mirror of the recently-loaded tractor-trailer.

Emergency crews responded to the scene around 1:45PM but the boys were pronounced dead soon after, with the cause of death being blunt force trauma.

The two victims were part of the family that lives next door to the farm, though the two families are not related to each other. The incident remains under investigation by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.

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A regular contributor to Legal Herald and experienced truck accident attorney Jeff Gibson offered to share the following insight for victims and family members who may have suffered injuries in a similar incident:

“Accidents involving trucks not only change the lives of those directly involved but can often affect an entire family, especially in the instances in which lives are lost. And while it is true that there’s nothing that can change the past, victims and their loved ones don’t have to suffer the financial burdens that the resulting medical care can entail.

This is because there exists a way for those individuals affected by a truck accident to receive a compensation that covers all the medical treatment: a truck accident lawsuit.

Through a lawsuit, and with the help of a legal representative, victims can fight for a compensation that covers not only medical costs but other damages stemming from the accident that can include loss of companionship and diminished quality of life, among others.

Most victims don’t consider filing a lawsuit as their first option, but this path may be the only way for families to feel that justice has been made after a tragedy takes place.

Insurance companies can’t be expected to cover all expenses – in fact they usually don’t; when the payout limit for a specific policy is reached, victims will stop receiving benefits whether they’ve been able to get back on their feet or not.

For this reason, those involved in these kinds of incidents should discuss their circumstances with an experienced attorney who will be able to analyze their case, lay out the options, and then fight tirelessly for the rights of their client.”


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