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Bird Island Man Dies In Farm Accident

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in southwestern Minnesota say a 53-year-old man died Saturday after a tractor tire fell on him in a farming accident.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called shortly after 6:30 p.m. to an accident at a farm on the 77000 block of County Road 5 in Bird Island.

Jonathan Dean Roker, of rural Bird Island, was pronounced dead at the scene. He'd suffered fatal injuries when he tried to place a duel tire on a tractor and the tire fell on him.

Officials say the accident remains under investigation.


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