2 Region 8 farmers electrocuted in accident

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) – Two Region 8 farmers were killed Friday after they accidentally moved a grain auger into a high line. According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Michael Thatch, 45, and Victor Throesch, 47, were killed in the accident.

Officials with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office say both men were moving the auger by hand when the incident happened. Thatch died at the scene. Throesch was taken to The MED in Memphis, where he later died.

The incident happened approximately three miles west of Maynard.

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