Tractor strikes, kills 60-year-old Ohio man in Garfield County

Posted at 4:52 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 18:53:52-05

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. -- A 60-year-old Ohio man was killed Monday when he was fatally struck by a tractor on a snow-packed private driveway in Garfield County.

Terry Stout, of Akron, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

The crash happened about 5 p.m. on Monday as Stout and his brother were traveling to a residence on their ranch off Baldy Creek Road in New Castle. The pair crashed a vehicle on the steep driveway, at which point he got out on foot and started walking toward the home.

“At the same time, an employee of the ranch was traveling down the drive in the ranch owned tractor to assist the decedent and his brother,” the county coroner’s office said in a news release. “When the two met on the private drive, the ranch employee attempted to stop the tractor and was unsuccessful due to the grade of the driveway and the snowy conditions of the driveway.”

Stout wasn’t able to get out of the way in time and was killed, Coroner Robert Glassmire said in the press release, which was obtained by our partners at The Denver Post.

Stout’s manner of death is being investigated as an accident.

This most recent accident comes just five days after a tractor killed Isaac Drieth, 87, of Longmont.

Investigators believe he was run over Friday as he was standing beside the tractor and in front of the rear tire while the vehicle was in gear.


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