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UPDATE: Father charged after 2-year-old died during skid steer accident in Waupaca Co.

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MONDAY 5/24/2021 12:02 p.m.

ST. LAWRENCE, Wis. (WFRV) – The father of the two-year-old that died while riding on a skid steer in Waupaca County in April has been arrested and charged.

Caleb Schachtschneider has been charged with 2nd-degree reckless homicide according to court documents. The child was riding on the skid steer and was pinned after he fell forward and the bucket was lowered.

Schachtschneider is scheduled to be back in court June 1 for an initial appearance.

Original Story: 2-year-old child dies in Waupaca County after farming accident

TUESDAY 4/6/2021, 10:23 a.m.

SAINT LAWRENCE, Wis. (WFRV) – A farming accident involving a 2-year-old who was riding in a skid steer resulted in the child’s death.

According to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, on April 5 around 6:30 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was received about a 2-year-old boy who was involved in a farming accident. Authorities say the child was riding a skid steer and fell forward.

The child was briefly pinned between the bucket and support arm. The child was airlifted to ThedaCare Medical Center Neenah and was then transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, where he later died.

Names are being withheld pending an investigation.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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