Pella Man Dies in Farming Accident

By Ellis Codjoe, November 01, 2018

A tractor fire has claimed the life of a farmer in rural Pella.

Wednesday afternoon, Mahaska County Sheriff deputies and firefighters were called to 1476 Eaton Avenue in rural Pella in regards to a tractor that was on fire.

When officials arrived on scene, they discovered the body of the tractor’s operator. Kyle Woolridge, 33, was identified as the deceased. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

The preliminary investigation points to the cause of death being the result of a farming accident. Foul play is not suspected.

This incident remains under investigation.

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