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Man Killed In Tractor Accident

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UNADILLA TOWNSHIP (AP) – Authorities have identified a 61-year-old man who was killed when he became pinned under a wheel of a farming tractor in Livingston County.

Rescuers were called Tuesday evening to a home in Unadilla Township, about 50 miles west of Detroit. WHMI-FM reports  that authorities say it appears Louis Haibel Jr. was standing in front of the tractor when he attempted to start the engine while it was in gear.

The tractor rolled over him, trapping him under a rear wheel. An autopsy was conducted Wednesday at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

The death is under investigation.

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