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Forum staff reports, Published July 02 2012

53-year-old Erhard man dies in tractor rollover

ERHARD, Minn. – A 53-year-old Erhard man was killed and an 8-year-old girl was injured in a tractor rollover here Sunday night.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 6 p.m. about a tractor rollover. Dennis Kubitz and the female were pinned underneath the tractor.

Responders and family members were able to lift the tractor off the victims and remove them, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

The female was transported by ambulance to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minn., suffering from minor injuries.

Kubitz was pronounced dead at the scene.

The narrow front Farmall tractor had an undermount mower and was being used to mow the edge of the driveway at 27343 County Highway 24.

The report said it appears the tractor rolled after entering the steep ditch of the driveway.