November 23, 2013

Naples man killed when tractor rolls over him

The victim, 31, was pulling a car behind the tractor in an attempt to jump-start it, police say.

By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

A Naples man was killed Saturday afternoon when the tractor he was using rolled over on top of him.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Shawn J. Crouch, 31, of Mallard Drive.

Deputies said the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday in Naples when Crouch was pulling a car behind the tractor in an attempt to jump-start it. He lost control of the tractor, deputies said, and then it rolled over on top of him, pinning him underneath.

No one else was injured.

The state medical examiner’s office and sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate the incident, the sheriff’s office said.

Edward D. Murphy can be contacted at 791-6465 or at:

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