Farming Accident Kills St. Clair County Man

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 40-year-old Metro-East man is dead after a tractor accident.

The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office tells the Belleville News-Democrat that Harlan “Gene” Seiber was crushed by a his tractor on Saturday after it fell into a hole he was apparently filling with dirt. He was declared dead at 12:23 p.m. on the scene of the accident on a farm in rural Belleville.

Kathy Arnold is the niece of the farm’s owner. She said the hole was about 15 feet deep.

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