Last Updated on December 9th, 2017
December 9th, 2017
Written by Chuck Samples
One man is dead after a farming accident in Osage County.
A news release from the Osage County Sheriff's Office says deputies received a call of a man trapped under a tractor at 5280 West 221st, about a mile north of Osage City, shortly after 9 am Saturday. The driver, Hayden Croucher, had been trapped under a rolled tractor when the emergency call was made but he was free from the tractor when help arrived. A passenger on the tractor, Gary Croucher, helped to get Hayden Croucher free. Both refused medical treatment.
Unfortunately, a second passenger, Layton Long, was apparently thrown from the tractor and was unresponsive when emergency crews got to the scene. Long was taken to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, where he was pronounced dead.
Osage County deputies are investigating. Numerous agencies responded to the call, including deputies, Osage County Fire Districts 2 and 5, Osage County EMS and Lifestar.