Man dies in tractor accident near Pleasantville

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014 -- 1:24 p.m.

PLEASANTVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- A man trimming branches at his home in southwestern Wisconsin has died after his tractor overturned and pinned him underneath.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says 73-year-old Ardell M. Schroeder was trimming branches from a tractor at his home near Pleasantville just before 3 p.m. Friday when the tractor overturned.

Firefighters extracted him and he was put aboard a medical helicopter, but died of his injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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