UPDATE: Man dies after being run over by tractor

By Monroe Journal

A 65-year-old Greenwood Springs man died yesterday from injuries sustained when his tractor ran over him.

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, Dale Long of 50486 Greenwood Springs Road, was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the scene of the accident.

Long was last seen about noon that day when he had told his wife he was going out to cut a tree down. Early in the evening family members went searching for him and found him about 10 p.m. lying behind one of his tractors across the road from his residence. Gurley said it appeared as if he had tried to start the tractor by rolling it down a steep hill and apparently lost control of it, striking another nearby tractor. He was apparently run over by the tractor and was found on the ground behind it. There were no witnesses to the accident.

Long was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple trauma.

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