Deadly Tractor Accident Near Aurora
A fatal accident involving a farm tractor happened north of Aurora Monday night (April 24, 2017).
It happened around 8:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of County Road W-45.
A 2008 Chevrolet pickup was southbound on W-45 following a 2640 John Deere tractor, when the unidentified driver from Arlington rear-ended the tractor. The tractor rolled into the east ditch while the pickup went into the west ditch.
The driver of the tractor, a resident of Aurora, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, but died of the injuries. Names have not been released.
The Iowa State Patrol is still investigating this accident.
The Buchanan County Sheriff was assisted by the Oelwein Ambulance and Oelwein Fire Departnent and Fayette County Sheriff.