80-year-old man airlifted after being run over by his tractor

MARCELLUS, Mich. – An 80-year-old man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital after he was run over by his own tractor Saturday afternoon.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to the scene on the 16000 block of East Street just after 1 p.m.

According to responders, Dale Stratton was attempting to get on his tractor when he lost his footing as the tractor shifted into gear, running him over.

Family members on the scene provided first aid until help arrived.

The extent of Stratton’s injuries is unclear at this time.

Drugs and alcohol are not a factor in this incident.

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