A 34-year-old Alvo, Neb., man died Sunday when a tractor rolled over on him on his property.
Ryan S. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann. A witness said Smith was on a tractor that was stuck on the edge of a burn pit when the accident occurred at 7014 238th Street in Alvo at about 12:30 p.m.
The witness told investigators that he and Smith were attempting to remove the tractor with the aid of a truck. When that effort failed, the witness parked the truck on the other side of a house. He returned to find Smith pinned beneath the tractor’s left rear fender. — Kevin Cole