Man dies after being pinned beneath tractor he was driving

November 11, 2021 GMT

CRYSTAL, Mich. (AP) — A 50-year-old man has died after he was pinned beneath the tractor he was driving in central Michigan.

Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were called to the incident Tuesday evening near Crystal, the Morning Sun in Mount Pleasant reported late Wednesday.

The man was driving along a roadway when the tractor got too close to the road edge causing it to slide down an embankment, Montcalm County Sheriff Michael Williams said in a release.

The tractor rolled over the man who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crystal is about 144 miles (231 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.