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Clovis man killed by hay bale


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A 61-year-old Clovis man is dead following a Wednesday afternoon farm accident.

Oscar Brooks was killed when a large round hay bale fell from a trailer and struck him, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said.

Just before 3 p.m., responders were dispatched to the scene, just off Llano Estecado Boulevard about a mile east of Humphrey Road.

Brooks was unloading a trailer of round bales at a farm owned by his family, Waller said.

The fatality is being classified as an agricultural accident, he said.


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