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Quincy man killed in farm tractor accident

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013, 12:12 P.M.

MOSES LAKE – A 34-year-old Quincy man was killed last night when he was run over by a farm tractor, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Steve Weil, an employee of Simplot Soilbuilders, was helping Friehe Farms prepare soil. Around 7:30 p.m., emergency responders were called to property owned by the farm about seven miles east of Moses Lake.

Authorities do not know why Weil walked into the field and tried to climb aboard a moving Case model 500 articulating tractor driven by 26-year-old Dusty Fondren. Weil fell, was run over by the left rear tire and died at the scene, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

The Grant County coroner is performing an autopsy. The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is investigating.

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