Ohio-man run over by tractor in New Paris

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NEW PARIS — A 68-year-old man was injured after he fell off a tractor that then ran over both his legs on Monday afternoon in New Paris, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, Calvin Weber, of Holgate, Ohio, was backing a 1971 International Farmall 1066 tractor onto a trailer at Polk Action Co. when he fell off the tractor that continued, running his legs over with its right back tire. 

The tractor stopped when it collided with the trailer. 

The driver was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

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