St. Ansgar man dead after tractor accident near Iowa/Minnesota border

A St. Ansgar man is dead after a fatal tractor accident near the Iowa/Minnesota border Wednesday evening.   

The Iowa State Patrol reported that a tractor being driven by 42-year old Robert Grundel of St. Ansgar was westbound on State Line Rd. at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday evening when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the ditch and rolled.  Grundel was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  

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