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May 12, 2013

Mapleton man dies in farm accident

MAPLETON — A 70-year-old rural Mapleton man died Saturday in a farm accident.

Paul John Andreszcuk was pronounced dead after an Allis Chalmers D-17 tractor he was driving rolled over in a ditch and pinned him underneath, according to the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. five miles west of Mapleton.

While a Gold Cross ambulance was responding to the scene it was hit by a turkey, shattering the windshield of the ambulance. No one was injured in that incident and the ambulance proceeded to the scene. Also assisting was Mapleton Fire Department, Mapleton Police Department, and Mayo One Helicopter.

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