PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A Crook County sheriff’s officer says a 77-year-old central Oregon man who was hit by falling hay bales has died.
Sgt. Travis Jurgens says it appears that Gordon Stroebel of Prineville was loading hay onto his truck on Monday when the load shifted and three bales fell off, striking him.
Jurgens says medics tried unsuccessfully to revive the man. The sergeant says Stroebel died of his injuries at the scene.