Illinois hunter killed by father in likely accident
January 19, 2012
Authorities now say a man who died while
deer hunting in western Illinois was shot to death by his father in
a likely accident.
Knox County Sheriff David Clague told the
The Star Courier in Kewanee (http://bit.ly/A20MhT ) that 34-year-old
Steven Hayworth Jr. of Washington died near Williamsfield. The town
is 35 miles northwest of Peoria.
Clague said Hayworth was
walking about 400 yards ahead of his father, 59-year-old Steven
Hayworth, and another hunter trying to flush deer. Two deer ran
toward the father who fired. Clague said the shot struck the younger
Hayworth in the head.
Clague said the father couldn't have
seen his son because of the terrain. The older Hayworth was
briefly hospitalized Sunday for unspecified reasons.
said the shooting was almost certainly an accident.
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