Farm Accident Fatality
On July 17, 2022, at approximately 4:16pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office took a report of a farm accident in Bloomington Township at 12334 County Road A.
It was reported that a larger lawn tractor rolled over and had pinned the operator underneath. Fire and EMS responded to the scene with members of the Grant County Sheriff's Office and it was determined that Walter D. Du Charme, 84 years old, of the Township of Bloomington, had been operating an older model New Holland lawn tractor when it rolled over due to steep terrain pinning him underneath. Du Charme was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grant County Coroner. Assisting the Grant County Sheriff's Office on scene were members of Bloomington Fire Department, and West Grant EMS.