By The Lake Today Staff. From The Lake Today. Originally posted: September 6, 2015. Original Article.


An 11-year-old boy died Saturday night after he was thrown off the tractor he was driving on a Morgan County road.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports Lane J. Holem, of Florence, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 8:10 p.m. accident on Route DD just west of Missouri 135.

The boy was driving a 1954 John Deere Model 50 tractor down a steep hill when he lost control. The tractor then ran off the roadway into a ditch and up an embankment, ejecting and striking the boy.

His body was transported to the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.