Osage City man killed in tractor rollover

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported an Osage City man has died after a tractor accident that occurred around 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, about a mile northeast of Osage City.

The sheriff’s office press release said Layton Long, 82, of Osage City, was a passenger on an overturned tractor driven by Hayden Croucher. Long was thrown from the tractor and was found unresponsive. He was transported to Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office reported that a 911 call was received at 9:09 a.m. reporting a man was trapped under a tractor at 5280 W. 221st St., Osage City, Kan.

At the time of the call, Hayden Croucher was trapped under the rolled over tractor, but had been freed by the time responders arrived at the scene. Gary Croucher, another passenger on the tractor, was able to free Hayden Croucher.

Gary Croucher and Hayden Croucher had begun CPR on Long, who was transported to the hospital after emergency personnel arrived at the scene. Gary and Hayden Croucher declined medical treatment.

The sheriff’s office, Osage County Fire District No. 2, Osage County Fire District No. 5, Osage County EMS, and Lifestar responded to the call.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the accident.

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