Pierz man dies after being crushed by a truck

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 33-year-old man from rural Pierz.

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said his office received a call at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, from woman reporting that she found her boyfriend, Zebulon Emerson Osborne, deceased in their shed.

Deputies discovered Osborne’s body underneath a truck that he had been working on in his shed. Wetzel said Osborne had placed the vehicle on jack stands, yet the stands somehow tipped over allowing the vehicle to fall onto Osborne.

Osborne’s body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Wetzel said that while the investigation is continuing, initial appearances suggest the death was the result of a tragic accident.