BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A 40-year-old southwest Illinois man is dead after a tractor accident.
The St. Clair County Coroner's Office tells the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/oCYEsq ) that Harlan "Gene" Seiber was crushed by a his tractor on Saturday after it fell into a hole he was apparently filling with dirt. He was declared dead at 12:23 p.m. on the scene of the accident on a farm in rural Belleville.
Kathy Arnold is the niece of the farm's owner. She said the hole was about 15 feet deep.