Athens man killed in farming accident identified


The sheriff's department confirmed the identity of the man killed in a farming accident is 58-year-old, Fritz Maxwell.

The Menard County Sheriff says Maxwell was doing patchwork for winter erosion when the tractor he was riding in overturned off a levy pinning him underneath.

The Menard County coroner pronounced him dead at the scene around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.

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