A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover the funeral expenses of a little boy killed during a farming accident.
The money raised will also help return Jefferson Rodriguez to his home country of Nicaragua. The 8-year-old and his father had recently moved to Dane County from the Central American nation and do not have any other family in the area. According to the GoFundMe account, the boy’s mother still lives in Nicaragua.
Responding officers determined the boy was accidentally run over by a skid-steer loader while he was working on the farm.
The child’s father was operating the machine.
According to the GoFundMe account, people on the farm remember Rodriguez as a happy boy who loved to wear American flag attire.