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Dennis Bingaman Killed In Tractor Accident: 1975


Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 8/6/2020 at 01:05:36

Dennis Bingaman Killed In Tractor Accident

Dennis Bingaman, 72, was killed at about 1:30 p.m. last Thursday near his farm home, four miles northeast of Milton when a tractor he was driving turned over in a ditch, pinning him underneath.

Van Buren County Sheriff Orville Lee said Bingaman had just left his farm driveway and turned onto a gravel road when the accident occurred. The rigid wheel of the tractor went over the bank of a steep ditch, causing it to upset.

The sheriff said he believes dust may have blinded Bingaman or his attention may have been diverted in some other way.

Bingaman's son Dwight and Dick Hanna also of rural Miltono(err) were nearby and ran to his rescue but were unable to save him. Dr. James T. Worrell, Van Buren County medical examiner, said the death occurred almost instantly from massive internal injuries.

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 24, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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