OAKLEY, Idaho -

A south-central Idaho quarter horse breeder has died in a ranching accident.

Cassia County Sheriff Jay Heward says 71-year-old Wade Zollinger of Oakley died Friday while digging post holes near his home.

Heward says Zollinger became entangled in an auger, causing fatal injuries. Deputies were called shortly before 1 p.m. Friday.

Zollinger owned the Zollinger Quarter Horse Ranch.