Athens man killed in farming accident


The Menard County Sheriff's Deparment say the call came in a little after 2 p.m. Monday of man pinned underneath a tractor.

They say a 58-year-old man was working in southern Menard County patching a levee near the sangamon River when the tractor he was driving rolled off the levee, pinning him underneath the tractor.

The the 58-year-old man was pronounced dead by the Menard County Coroner upon arrival.

His name isn't being released at this time.

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