Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Berks toddler dies after being struck by farm equipment

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Police Log

A 4-year-old Berks County boy died after he was accidentally struck by a piece of farm equipment on a farm at 482 High Road, Kutztown, Maxatawny Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Michaellyn Wenger was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. Dec. 29, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

The manner of his death was ruled an accident, Grim said.

State Police Master Trooper David Beohm, Troop L, Hamburg, emailed The Press on Dec. 31, 2018.

“It’s an accidental death. A tragic accident,” Beohm emailed.

“No charges will be filed.”