Silver Alert in effect for missing 8-month-old Indianapolis girl

Police: Monticello man run over by own tractor, dies

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MONTICELLO, Ind. — Authorities are investigating the death of a north central Indiana man who apparently was run over by his own tractor.

The White County Sheriff’s Office says 62-year-old Jerry Zerth of Monticello was believed to be mowing grass when the incident occurred Friday evening

It says deputies responded to a call reporting a man lying in a rural ditch and a tractor with no driver moving through a field. It says a passerby reported seeing Zerth get run over by the tractor while Zerth was lying in the ditch. Another passerby stopped the tractor and shut it off.

WLFI-TV reports ( ) investigators believe Zerth fell from the tractor, and the tractor continued to move.

The incident remains under investigation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.