Ben Chadwick, a 16 year previous sophomore at Marshall Substantial School was on his way to the Stoughton Reasonable early Friday early morning (July 2) exactly where he would be making ready his steer for the meat animal auction on Saturday. The animal had been topped reserve champion steer in the open course beef level of competition on Thursday.
But, he didn’t make it. Like all of us my have carried out, at one time or an additional, he apparently eased by way of a end sign on a state highway with out observing an oncoming vehicle and was T-boned by a pickup truck.
Dane County Sheriff’s Lt. Ira Simpson mentioned the preliminary investigation implies a Chevy Impala driven by Chadwick, with three occupants, was traveling westbound on West Medina Road, when the Impala unsuccessful to halt at the end indicator. Simpson claimed the motor vehicle was struck by a Ford F-250, which was traveling northbound on Ridge Road.
The driver of the sedan (Chadwick) was pinned in his car or truck and essential extrication by Sun Prairie Fireplace units and died at the scene The two other passengers in the Impala and the driver/sole occupant of the F-250 were unhurt. All parties included were putting on seat belts, according to Simpson.
Just hours immediately after the incident, the Stoughton Honest introduced it would be auctioning the steer Chadwick had proven at the honest the day prior in the Saturday Meat Animal Auction with proceeds going to his household.
Chadwick’s steer was led into the auction ring by his siblings, Breanna and Jacob, ahead of a standing room only crowd.
Chadwick’s steer was auctioned 2 times – the 1st time a top rated cost of $14/lb. was bid by Mid-Condition Equipment, the place Ben’s father, John, is utilized. Mid-Point out then informed the auction officers to ‘Sell it yet again.’ The 2nd winning bid of $10/lb. was place ahead by Elizabeth Rake, a loved ones buddy and previous honest exhibitor.
As soon as the steer was auctioned, the Stoughton Fair acknowledged donations via a paddle sale with more than $80,000 gathered and offered to the Chadwick relatives on Saturday to assistance protect funeral fees.
A memorial display screen featuring Ben Chadwick and his things to do in the Marshall FFA was viewed by a lot of of the attendees at the Wisconsin FFA conference at the Alliant Strength Center in Madison the up coming week.
Ben had just completed his sophomore 12 months at Marshall Superior School, exactly where he was lively in FFA and was the chapter Reporter. He also exhibited cattle at area displays such as the Stoughton, Lodi, and Dane County fairs.
I talked with Paula Bakken, the AgriScience and FFA Advisor at Marshall Higher University who knew Ben properly.
“Ben Chadwick was an outgoing, are living life to the fullest, young person,” Bakken claims. “He was an energetic member of the FFA the place he served as a chapter chief, serving as reporter last 12 months, and elected president for the coming calendar year.”
Bakken stated in FFA, Ben especially enjoyed occasions wherever he could share his enjoy of animals and agriculture with others, especially with little ones. He also loved FFA events where he could meet up with other members from about the point out.
“He loved assembly men and women no matter in which he went, no matter whether that was an FFA event, a cattle show, a keep track of meet up with, or observing a softball activity,” Bakken ongoing. “He was passionate about – and extremely very pleased of – his cattle herd. He worked to make breeding and management decisions and to community with other leaders in the cattle sector to discover all that he could about displaying and getting ready his cattle.”
Bakken reported Ben’s enthusiasm, contagious smile, welcoming character, sincere worry for others, and sassy humor will be drastically skipped.”
Ben is survived by his moms and dads John and Tiffany Chadwick sister Breanna, brother Jacob Grandparents David and Lillian Chadwick and Charles and Anna Maenner (perfectly recognised for their work with Wisconsin Farm Tech Days exhibitors) and family members and mates.
Funeral providers have been held July 6 at Marshall High Faculty.