One dead after tractor accident in Columbia county

BENTON TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY— A man is dead after a farming accident in Columbia County Sunday morning.

A call came in around 11:00 a.m. with a report of a farming accident according to the Columbia County Communication Center.

Authorities say that a man was found pinned under a farming tractor in the 4500 block of Red Rock Road.

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According to the corner’s report, 69-year-old Luke Verbyla, of Benton Township, was operating a tractor to load onto a trailer before it flipped.

This caused him to be ejected and pinned under the tractor.

The Pennsylvania State Police determined the incident to be accidental.

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