Flathead County Coverage

Oct 15, 2011 6:40 PM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)

Man killed in Columbia Falls tractor accident

COLUMBIA FALLS- A Columbia Falls man died Saturday afternoon after suffering fatal injuries in a tractor accident.

The Flathead County Sheriff's Department reports the 48-year-old man was on his tractor grading his driveway when he got too close to the edge of his driveway near an embankment. The man fell off and was pinned against his tree by his tractor.

His 10-year-old son called 911, and the Columbia Falls and Bad Rock fire departments responded, but the man was pronounced dead on scene.

Authorities say he died of suffocation and add that the victim was experienced in operating the tractor. His name is not being released at this time.

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