A western Iowa man died over the holiday weekend during an accident involving a farm tractor. Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sergeant Duane Riche identified the victim of Saturday’s accident as 18-year old John Martin Dea, of Minden.
Riche says Dea was driving a model 1466 International tractor and was having trouble getting the machine started. When he tried to roll start it by going down a hill, the tractor began to bounce, went out of control and rolled over on a terrace. Dea was thrown from the tractor during the incident.
The tractor came to rest on its top. Dea was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened at around 10:45 AM, Saturday. The accident remains under investigation.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic