A 60-year-old man was killed after a tractor rolled over him as he was unloading it from a trailer in unincorporated Woodstock Sunday evening, police said.
The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded at 5:43 p.m. Sunday to the 3400 block of Chukar Place Woodstock for a report of an accident.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Detective Sandra Rogers told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 60-year-old Woodstock man was unloading a tractor from a trailer when it rolled over him.
Rogers said that the tractor began to roll backwards off the trailer in an upright position when it fatally struck the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and autopsy has been scheduled on the man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification to his family members.
The accident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and McHenry County Coroner’s Office.