East Sac High Student Killed In End-Loader Accident

A Sac City teen was killed in a farm accident Saturday afternoon near Wall Lake.

Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure says deputies and Wall Lake Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the 2100 mile of 340th Street northwest of Wall Lake at 12:45 p.m. for a reported end-loader roll over.  When responders arrived, they found 17-year old Ethan Nissen of Sac City inside the cab.  Nissen was pronounced dead at the scene.  Nissen was working for Quirk Farms at the time and was scooping manure with the end loader. 

  Nissen was a junior at East Sac County High School. Due to his death, all school activities were canceled Sunday… and a guidance counselor was at the high school in Lake View for support of students. More than 75 attended a candlelight vigil Sunday night in the school’s parking lot.

Wall Lake Fire and Rescue, Sac County Ambulance, Sac County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Iowa Department of Natural Resource Game Warden all assisted the sheriff’s office at the scene.