A man died in Kendallville on Tuesday after he was run over by a tractor he had been operating and was thrown from, police said.
A 55-year-old man was clearing a field with a large tractor and Bush Hog-style mower about 2:44 p.m. at U.S. 6 and Rodgers Road when he hit a large stump and was thrown from his tractor, according to a report from the Kendallville Police Department.
The man was then run over, police said, and was dead from apparent injuries he suffered in the accident when emergency responders arrived. Police said the man was unfamiliar with the field and had planned to farm the land in the spring.
The official cause of death and identity of the man will be released by the Noble County Coroner?s Office after the man?s family is notified, police said.