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Washington Co., IL man killed after being thrown off tractor into pond


A man from Washington County, Illinois was killed Thursday after he was thrown off of a tractor he was riding, into a pond.

The Washington County Coroner’s office was dispatched to the scene of a farming accident at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday in rural Ashley.

David L. Paszkiewicz, 59, of Ashley, was apparently mowing around a pond when the tractor he was operating turned over, throwing him from the tractor and into the pond.

The tractor then landed on the subject, pinning him under the water.

The accident was found by the landowner who was summoned by the victim’s wife when he did not return from mowing.

Ashley Fire Department, Washington County Ambulance Service, Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington County Coroner’s office all responded to the accident.

Paszkiewicz was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy will not be performed.

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger would like to urge all area farmers to use extreme caution when mowing around ponds, lakes or steep inclines. 

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