Sheriff: Nebraskan died in tractor accident on mother’s farm

HARRISBURG, Neb. (AP) - Banner County authorities say a 60-year-old man has died in a tractor accident on his mother’s farm in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports (http://bit.ly/1T7EMZQ ) that the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the farm, which sits along Nebraska Highway 88, about three miles west of Nebraska Highway 71.

Sheriff Stan McKnight says Brad Cross was on the ground, trying to start the tractor, when it ran over him after he gave it a shot of starter fluid. McKnight says the tractor was in gear.

The sheriff says the farm is owned by Cross’ mother, Barb Cross.

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