Man crushed to death by tractor in Centralia

2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago Friday, July 07 2017 Jul 7, 2017 Friday, July 07, 2017 9:30:00 PM CDT July 07, 2017 in News
By: Lydia Nusbaum, KOMU 8 Reporter
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CENTRALIA - A man in his early 80s is dead after the tractor he was driving flipped over on top of him. 

Boone County Fire Protection District arrived at a house in the 8900 block of Ball Road on Friday around 1:30 p.m.

Gale Blomenkamp, assistant chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District, said the family found the man behind his house wedged between a tree and the tractor. 

"It is unknown how long he was trapped underneath the tractor or when this actually occurred," Blomenkamp said. 

Officials said the man was moving a load of dirt on a hillside when they believe his three-wheeled tractor rolled over. 

"He was a go-getter as described by the family, a hard-working man that was out at an unknown time this morning," Blomenkamp said. 

Authorities have not released the identity of the man.

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