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Tractor rollover kills Parkers Prairie man

A Parkers Prairie man was killed Saturday when a tractor flipped and landed on him.

According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, around 2 p.m. Saturday, rescue crews responded to 15271 County Highway 59 for a report of a tractor on top of a man who was not breathing. The accident happened in a field about 10 miles west of Parkers Prairie.

Steven Ray Ferdelman, 53, was killed while he was attempting to pull another tractor that had become stuck in a muddy area in a field, according to authorities. Ferdelman's son found his father trapped and not breathing.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, Vining Rescue, Parkers Prairie Rescue and Parkers Prairie Ambulance responded to the scene of the tractor accident.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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