But, according to Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff, as the large piece of machinery was being straightened into position in the building by the elder Wall, one of its metal, tooth-like shanks pierced Kaden in the back of the head.
He died instantly.
Angie Wall, Kaden’s mother, said it appeared that Kaden ducked to get under the cultivator and was hit from behind.
“It was just a terrible, split-second accident,” she told the Journal Star. “It was nobody’s fault. Kaden did not suffer. He was already gone when I got there.”