Hettick -- A west-central Illinois farmer has died after he was pinned under a tractor for 10 hours.
The Macoupin County coroner says 66-year-old Ronald Releford died Monday morning at a Springfield hospital from his injuries. He was found late Sunday. Macoupin County Sheriff Don Albrecht says Releford was on farm property in a rural area. Authorities say Releford was spraying weeds on a hillside when the tractor and sprayer overturned and pinned him.
Releford's wife called for help when she couldn't contact him by cellphone.
Ambulances, a medical helicopter and an extrication team responded. Releford was freed from under the tractor, stabilized and taken to a Springfield hospital for treatment. He was responsive when deputies found him.
Hettick is about 45 miles southwest of Springfield.
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