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.
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.