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Illinois man dies in tractor accident

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:29 p.m. CDT

EFFINGHAM – A south-central Illinois man has died after a tractor he was driving flipped onto him.

The Effingham Daily News reports that 65-year-old Kenneth Zarecki of Mulberry Grove died Saturday. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen says Zarecki was killed instantly. He says Zarecki was using the tractor to remove a tree when the tractor flipped and pinned him.

Bowen pronounced Zarecki dead at the scene. The coroner’s office is continuing to investigate the accident.

Mulberry Grove is a village of about 600 residents in Bond County. It is about 60 miles northeast of St. Louis.

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