Tractor accident kills Marne man Thursday night

A 51-year-old Marne man died Thursday night after he was crushed by a tractor he was driving. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said they were dispatched to 2795 Leonard St. in Tallmadge Township at 8:22 p.m. Thursday on reports of a tractor rolling on a person. According to police, Michael Van Dam was driving a tractor with a load of hay in tow across a neighbor's yard. When he was descending a hill, he lost control of the tractor, causing the tractor and trailer to jackknife and overturn.
Tribune Staff
Jul 8, 2011


Van Dam was pinned underneath the tractor and was pronounced dead at the scene by AeroMed flight doctors.



Our thoughts and prayers are of Mike and his family.


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