The Free Press, Mankato, MN

August 4, 2013

Man, boy killed after tractor flips


The Mankato Free Press

---- — CLEARWATER — A 50-year-old man and his 5-year-old grandson are dead after being pinned under a tractor in Wright County.

According to the county sheriff’s office, deputies received the call Friday at about 5:45 p.m. of a tractor that flipped into a ditch in Clearwater Township.

Both Ron Gustafson, of Monticello, and 5-year-old Rollie Gustafson were killed.

The man’s son and the boy’s uncle, Roger Gustafson, said the boy and his sister had been living with their grandparents. He said his dad and nephew were always with each other, hand in hand.

He said his father was helping him put up a fence Friday. While Roger Gustafson was moving some machinery, his father and nephew went for a tractor ride.

A funeral for the two is set for Wednesday.

— The Associated Press