Man dies when tractor flips near Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed near Tacoma when the tractor he was using flipped over.

The News Tribune reports the man apparently was attempting to pull a wooden pole out of the ground on a small farm in Parkland.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says he had attached a rope to the bottom of the pole and the tractor and at some point the tractor flipped.

The sheriff’s office says a girl returning home from school saw the upside-down tractor and called 911.

The sheriff’s office says the man’s wife was home at the time but was unaware of the accident.