Man killed, another injured in tractor accident near Mount Angel

NEAR MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. – A man was killed and another was seriously injured after a tractor accident Thursday night, according to the Mount Angel Fire District.

Dave Bochsler, a spokesman for the fire district, said firefighters were called to a farm on Monitor McKee Road near Mount Angel just before 8 p.m.

The 911 caller said a man was trapped under a tractor. The tractor was the type with steel tracks instead of rubber tires, Bochsler said.

How the man got trapped under the tractor is still under investigation, Bochsler said.

The other man was taken by helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with significant injuries.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating, Bochsler said.

The identities of the men involved have not yet been released.