Noble Co. highway worker killed after being pinned between tractor and dump truck

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NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A 53-year-old Albion man is dead after a work related accident. It happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 9000 block of West Knapp Lake Road in Kimmell.

A county highway department crew was mowing a side ditch in the area when the tractor got stuck. One of the employees pulled the tractor out of the ditch using a county highway dump truck. 

As the dump truck and tractor came to a stop on the road, a third employee walked in between the two vehicles to remove the tow chain.  Then, the tractor accidently lunged forward and pinned the employee between the dump truck and tractor. 

Medics pronounced Jerry W. Jones, 53, dead at the scene.

The incident is still under investigation. Agencies assisting the Noble County Sheriff’s Department at the scene were the Noble Township Fire and the Noble County Coroner’s Office.

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