Two young children are dead after being run over by a tractor trailer hauling corn.
It happened on private property just southeast of Nappanee.
The children were just 3 and 5 years old. The driver of the tractor trailer was 26-year-old Benjamin Sheets.
Family members tell us he was working with his father on the farm. His dad was driving the combine in the field when Benjamin went to pull out with the corn.
According to the police report, the two children were underneath the tractor trailer when it began to move. Both children were struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
According to family members, the two children lived in an adjoining home to the property. They said they had been playing in the fenced-in yard, and no one had realized they had gone by the truck.
The family farming the land and the family living in the nearby home are not related.