Delavan Fatal Farm Accident 16 Nov 11

An 86-year-old Delavan man is dead following a farm accident in Blue Earth County Monday afternoon. The fatal accident in Mapleton Township involved a tractor. Lester Hatteberg had reportedly been helping his son when their tractor ran out of fuel. The son was in the process of re-fueling the tractor when Hatteberg pushed it’s starter and the vehicle moved forward, running over him with the rear tire. When authorities arrived they found Hatteberg unresponsive, and efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.