Brookings man killed in tractor rollover

A Brookings man is killed in a tractor rollover.

Assistant Brookings County Sheriff Scott Sebring says it was reported shortly after 11:00 o’clock Wednesday morning southeast of White. A passing motorist called 911 and stayed at the scene until emergency personnel arrived.

The tractor was being driven by 71-year-old Duane Emmett. The tractor had a sickle mower attached and Emmett was cutting grass in the ditch along 484th Avenue when the tractor rolled. Emmett was pinned beneath the cab and was deceased when first responders arrived.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, Elkton Ambulance, Elkton Fire Department, Brookings Ambulance and Brookings Fire Department also responded.


June 17, 2021