Tractor accident

A patient on a stretcher is loaded into the Mercy Air Med helicopter following a tractor accident near Forest City Wednesday afternoon.

FOREST CITY | Law enforcement has identified the man involved in a tractor accident Wednesday afternoon in rural Forest City.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Paul Kaufmann, of rural Forest City, was attempting to start his tractor when it moved forward, running him over.

Kaufmann was transported by Mercy Air Med, which landed on Highway 9, near 200th Avenue, east of Forest City.

His condition wasn't available Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said. 

The Forest City Fire Department provided assistance at the scene. 

— Ashley Miller 

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