A farm accident shortly after noon on Sunday has claimed the life of a longtime Mahoning Township farmer.
Ronald L. "Butch" Blocker, 71, of 601 Grist Mill Rd., Lehighton, died when a large farm truck apparently slipped out of gear and ran over him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by Carbon County Chief Deputy Coroner James Hauser.
He was the husband of Dawn L. (DeReamer) Blocker, who was a former township supervisor and township secretary/treasurer for more than 25 years, retiring in 2009. They were married for 37 years.