By Gazette Staff. From GazetteXtra. Originally posted: September 15, 2014. Original Article.


UPDATE: Green County Coroner Kris Hasse on Tuesday identified the victim of Monday’s farm tractor accident as 18-year-old Troy Gorr of rural Monroe.

MONROE–An 18-year-old rural Monroe resident died in a farm accident Monday afternoon, the Green County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies were called to the scene in the 3800 block of Oliver Road at 2:23 p.m.

A tractor hauling an empty manure spreader apparently entered a ditch and overturned, according to a news release.

A passerby found the man, who was thrown from the tractor. Assisting the Monticello Fire Department at the scene were EMS units from Brodhead and Monroe.

The Green County Coroner’s Office declared the man dead at the scene.