An accident has claimed the life of an eastern Iowa farmer, the fifth such fatal tractor accident statewide in recent weeks. It happened a little past noon Thursday about 15 miles west of Davenport in Scott County.

The victim has been identified as 77-year-old Donavon L. Sievers. He was driving a farm tractor that overturned in a ditch in rural Stockton. The accident is under investigation.

By Phil Roberts, Davenport