Cass County man, 80, run over by tractor

Cass County Sheriff's Office

MARCELLUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Marcellus Township man was taken to the hospital on Saturday after being run over by a tractor he was using.

It happened in the 16000 block of East Street around 1:04 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say 80-year-old Dale Stratton was trying to climb onto a tractor he was using and lost his footing. The tractor started to move and the rear tire ran over Stratton.

He was taken to Memorial Hospital of South Bend for his injuries.

Police said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the incident.