Farming accident claims life of Iola man

ALLEN COUNTY, Kan. – A farming accident claims the life of an Iola, Kansas man at a rural La Harpe family farm.

This morning, May 14, around 7:30 a.m., the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to 3061 Utah Road. They found that 36-year-old Michael J. Berntsen had sustained traumatic injuries after being run over by a farm implement, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

An ambulance transported Berntsen to the Allen County Regional Hospital, where he died from his injuries.