Local authorities respond to fatal tractor accident Wednesday evening

Local authorities responded to a fatal tractor accident near the Iowa/Minnesota border Wednesday evening.  

The Iowa State Patrol reported that a tractor was westbound on State Line Road at approximately 8:04 p.m. Wednesday evening when the driver lost control of the vehicle, entered the ditch and rolled. The occupant of the tractor was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the person killed is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Mower County Sheriff’s Office, the Lyle Fire Department and the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office at the accident scene.