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Erie Man Dies After Getting Caught in Tractor Drill Monday Night

November 28, 2018

Longmont Times-Call

An Erie man was killed Monday after it appears he was accidentally caught in drilling equipment.

Erie police Chief Kim Stewart said the incident occurred at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of High Street. Police say it appears the man got some clothing caught in an auger, a device used to drill holes that is often attached to a tractor.

Stewart said the incident was “truly an accident” and a “terrible and sad situation.”

The Weld County Coroner will release the man’s name and will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329 , byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars .

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