ASPHODEL-NORWOOD TOWNSHIP — An 84-year-old tractor driver was struck by a falling tree and fatally injured April 30.
Peterborough County OPP and emergency crews responded to the farming accident on Asphodel 7th Line around 4 p.m.
According to police, the tractor remained in motion after the tree fell on the driver, entering a ditch. The victim was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to life-threatening injuries.
The involved section of road was closed for period as investigators documented the scene.
The identity of the deceased was not released pending notification of next of kin. The Peterborough Examiner has reported the victim as being male.