Man dies in tractor rollover

A man from Lexington Township has died in a single tractor rollover on Wednesday, April 24.

Joseph William Schatz, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene after Le Sueur County deputies found him trapped under a tractor. Sheriff Brett Mason said the sheriff’s office received the report at approximately 9:40 a.m. The deputies, along with Le Center Fire Department, Le Center Ambulance Service and North Air Care responded to the scene in Lexington Township.

Mason said Schatz was extricated and life-saving efforts were performed, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.


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