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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Teen dies in tractor accident

  • Michael A. Steele, 15, of Frankford, Mo., died Monday, July 1, from injuries suffered in a farm tractor accident in rural Ralls County.
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  • Michael A. Steele, 15, of Frankford, Mo., died Monday, July 1, from injuries suffered in a farm tractor accident in rural Ralls County.
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 4:24 p.m. on Salem Road 1.1 miles north of Mark Twain Road.
    Officers said Steele was driving a 1954 International farm tractor south, hauling a trailer. He fell from the tractor and was run over by the trailer.
    Ralls County Coroner Denise Goodwin pronounced Steele dead at the scene at 5:33 p.m.
    Funeral services are pending at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home.
    The state patrol was assisted at the scene of the accident by the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and the Center Fire Department. This was Troop B’s seventh fatality in 2013.
                 
     

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