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Tractor Rollover Claims Life Of NW Iowa Farmer

July 12, 2019 9:25am

A tractor rollover in O'Brien County Wednesday night claimed the life of a northwest Iowa farmer.

The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office says 78-year-old Gary Jungjohan was mowing a road shoulder when the tractor he was operating rolled into the ditch on top of him. Authorities say the tractor had a bush mower mounted on a three-point hitch.

Authorities were called to the scene around 6:00 pm at the intersection of 420th Street and Van Buren Avenue near Sutherland. Jungjohan was pronounced dead at the scene by the O'Brien County Medical Examiner.

The mishap remains under investigation.

(from KUOO/KUQQ, Spirit Lake)