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Salem man dies in SH tractor accident


April 12, 2016

A Salem veterinarian died in Sweet Home on Friday, April 8, when a tractor flipped on top of him.

Police and medics responded to the call at 2:07 p.m. Friday to 707 Mountain View Road. The victim, Lyle Scott, 71, of Salem died prior to the arrival of emergency responders.

“The victim was pulling a tree stump in his (relative’s) backyard with a farm tractor,” said Jason Ogden, sergeant with the Sweet Home Police Department. “They had a chain from the tractor to the tree stump.”

As Scott began to pull on the stump with the tractor, it caused the tractor to flip over onto him, Og...

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