Man found dead after tractor accident in Monroe County

By Monroe Journal

GREENWOOD SPRINGS – A man was found dead across the road from his home Wednesday night after an apparent tractor accident.
Dale Long, 65, of Greenwood Springs Road was pronounced dead at the scene by Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley from multiple trauma.
Gurley said Long was last seen around noon Wednesday when he told his wife he was going to cut a tree. Family found him around 10 p.m.
“He was found laying behind one of his tractors across the road from his residence,” Gurley said. “He apparently was trying to start the tractor by rolling it down a steep hill and lost control, striking another tractor nearby.”
Gurley said Long apparently was thrown from the tractor and run over.