Services are set for a 70-year-old man who was killed in a tractor accident on his southern Illinois farm.
Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks says Allen Dempsey was mowing hay Monday night on the man’s farm near Woodlawn when he stopped on a hillside and tried to get off the machine. That’s when the tractor apparently began to roll, running over Dempsey as he tried to get back onto the machine.
Dempsey died at the scene.
Graveside services for Dempsey will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.