2008-07-09 / Public Record

Former Archbold Youth Injured In Farm Mishap

Tyler Priest, 13, Van Wert, formerly of Archbold, was listed in critical condition at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., on Monday after he was injured in a farm accident.

He is the son of Bob Priest, former Archbold High School teacher and football coach. Priest left AHS to become head football coach at Van Wert High School.

The Van Wert Times Bulletin website states that on Sunday, July 6, Tyler Priest was attending a family gathering at a farm near Ohio 118 Rader Road in Van Wert County.

Nearby, a group of men and boys were operating a tractor, pulling a hay bailer and hay wagon.

The Van Wert County Sheriff Department report states at about 5:35 pm, Tyler Priest attempted to climb onto the tractor while it was still moving, but slipped and was run over.

He was taken by helicopter ambulance to Parkview.

The report states the investigation is pending.

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