October 16, 2021

Man killed in farm accident on property in eastern Nebraska

SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — A man died in a tractor accident on private property in eastern Nebraska, officials said.

The accident happened in the afternoon on Sept. 18 on property just east of Springfield, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Greg Monico told the Omaha World-Herald that the 79-year-old victim had gone out to trim trees on his property. When he didn’t return home as scheduled, Monico said, his wife went to look for him and found him pinned under the tractor.

Authorities have not released the man’s name.

Springfield is about 14 miles southwest of Omaha.