Farmer killed after tractor rolls will mowing hay

Farmer killed after tractor rolls will mowing hay

WOODLAWN, IL (KFVS) - A rural Woodlawn man has died following a farming accident.

According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, 70-year-old Alan Dempsey was mowing hay at 7:05 p.m. Monday at a farm west of Woodlawn.

Investigators believe Dempsey stopped the tractor on a hillside and attempted to get off the machine. The tractor started to roll as Dempsey tried to get back on and was run over by the rear tire.

Dempsey was pronounced dead at the scene.

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