Rolfe man dies in tractor accident

A Rolfe man has died from injuries sustained in a tractor accident at his farm.
On Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 3:52 p.m., the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a farm tractor accident with a serious injury located at 26475 440th St., northwest of Rolfe. The farm is located on a diagonal between Plover and Rolfe.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they determined that LeRoy L. Simonson, 83, of Rolfe, had been operating his tractor when an attachment to the loader came apart. The tractor ran over the attachment causing Simonson to be ejected from the tractor. Simonson subsequently went under one of the rear wheels of the tractor.
He was later pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pocahontas County Medical Examiner.
The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Rolfe Ambulance and the Rolfe Fire Department.

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