N. Michigan man dies after being run over by tractor

COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 67-year-old northern Michigan man died when he fell from a tractor and was run over by the vehicle.

The Wexford County Sheriff’s Office says the man from Manton, about 25 miles south of Traverse City, was found by family members pinned beneath the tractor in Colfax Township about 2 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

Deputies said the man was working to mow a trail on the property. They said he was not wearing a seatbelt and fell off the driver’s seat.

The accident remains under investigation.

**Correction: An earlier version of this article stated Manton was about 90 miles from Traverse City; it is actually about 25 miles. The text has been updated.

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