Man struck, killed by tractor off Preston Hwy

Updated: Aug. 15, 2017 at 5:54 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - LMPD is conducting a death investigation after a man was killed by a tractor in Okolona.

The incident happened around 4:24 p.m. Tuesday on the ten-thousand five hundred block of Preston Highway, MetroSafe said.

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LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley confirmed that the man died in a farming accident while operating the tractor on his property. The incident occurred on Preston Greenhouse's property off of Preston Highway, Okolona Fire Spokesman Mike Allendorf said. First responders were on the scene in minutes due to the proximity to Okolona Fire Station #2.

It is currently unknown what led up to the incident. The man's identity has not been officially released but LMPD said the victim is believed to be in his 70s to 80s. LMPD verified the initial investigation has not indicated foul play.

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