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Rural Kerkhoven, Minn., man killed in tractor rollover

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KERKHOVEN -- A 70-year-old rural Kerkhoven man was pronounced dead at the scene of tractor rollover around 2 p.m. Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast.


According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, the name of the man is not being released pending family notification. The accident is still under investigation.

The Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a tractor that that rolled over with a person pinned underneath. The location was ¼ mile west of Chippewa County Road 2 on 70th Street Northeast.

The man was eastbound on 70th Street when the tractor left the roadway and flipped over in the ditch, pinning him underneath the machine.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Clara City police, fire and ambulance departments, Kerkhoven Ambulance and the State Patrol.