SIBLEY—A 49-year-old rural Sibley man was found dead in a tractor rollover early Tuesday morning, July 16, northeast of Sibley.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was called about 2:45 a.m. to the scene of the accident that occurred in the west ditch of the 1400 mile of Polk Avenue about four miles northeast of Sibley.
Ned Jason DeBoer, the operator of the tractor, was found trapped underneath the tractor.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
DeBoer had been traveling north in the west ditch raking hay late in the evening of Monday, July 15, when it appears the tractor dropped its left front wheel into a culvert, causing the tractor to roll over on top of DeBoer, trapping him underneath, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Osceola County Ambulance, Jeddeloh Inc. tow service of Sibley and the Sibley Fire Department.
There will be a memorial service for DeBoer at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at First Baptist Church in Sibley. Private burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley.
The accident marked the second fatal tractor rollover within a week in N’West Iowa.
Seventy-eight-year-old Gary Lee Jungjohan of rural Sutherland had been mowing the north shoulder of 420th Street about six miles north of Sutherland on Wednesday, July 10, when the 4020 John Deere tractor he was operating rolled into a ditch and on top of him, killing him.