Illinois man identified in fatal farm accident

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TOWN OF PORTER - The Rock County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the Belvidere man who was killed in a farming accident on Tuesday in a field near the 7500 block of North Fox Road in the Town of Porter.

Daniel L. Derose Jr., 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after other farm workers and first responders attempted lifesaving aid.

According to the Rock County Sheriff's Office, Derose slipped on a mud-covered ladder of a tractor and fell under the rear tire of the tractor that was driven by an 18-year-old Garden Prairie, Illinois man.

The sheriff's office said no foul play is suspected.

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