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Elderly man killed in Perry County, Ill. farming accident

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Nashville, Ill. man is dead after a farming accident Thursday evening in Perry County.

According to the sheriff's department, the accident happened just after 7 p.m. near 5754 Todds Mill Road.

Deputies on the scene found 81-year-old Arnold J. Bathon pinned beneath a tractor that had overturned.

The Perry County Coroner Paul Searby pronounced Bathon dead at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing by the Perry County Sheriff's Office and the Perry County Coroner's Office.

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