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Man dies after he is rolled over and pinned by a tractor

November 9, 2019 GMT

FREETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an upstate New York man has died after a tractor he was driving rolled over and pinned him underneath.

Cortland County Sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a call Thursday about a man stuck under a tractor at a farm in Marathon.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that that according to deputies, 41-year-old Reuben Coplentz, of Marathon, was driving the tractor as it pulled a wagon up a slight grade at his farm.

Authorities say family members working on the farm used a jack to lift the tractor and free Coplentz. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Deputies say the tractor didn’t have protective roll bar equipment because of its age.


Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com