Tractor runs over, kills Cowiche man

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- A 25-year-old man was killed in a tractor accident Monday morning, according to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said they found the man on the ground near a running tractor with a mowing attachment. Emergency responders tried to save him, but he couldn't be revived.

Deputies said it appeared the man was mowing an orchard near the 8100 block of Bittner Road when he fell off the tractor and the equipment ran him over.

The victim was from Cowiche, investigators said. His name was not released.

The Department of Labor and Industries was notified and they will be in charge of any further investigation.


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