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Bow Hunter Killed by Combine in Illinois

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A 65-year-old real estate agent from Chicago was struck by a combine and killed this past Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

David Olzeski, a real estate agent from Park Ridge, Illinois, was struck from behind by a combine and killed while bowhunting in camouflauge.

Olzeski was flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m., the sheriff’s department said, two hours after the accident. The combine struck Olzeski in the head, resulting in major head trauma.

It is assumed that Olzeski’s camouflaged attire was the reason that the combine driver didn’t see him walking. Camouflage, while great for hunters to wear to protect their whereabouts from their prey, has its downsides, the worst of which was proven here. Many states require hunters to wear blaze orange.

The name of the combine driver has yet to be released to the media.

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Bow Hunter Killed by Combine in Illinois