Headline — 07 March 2018 — by Albert J. Ciego
Elio Grajalez, 49, dies in freak accident in his yard

A tractor he was trying to repair knocked him down and rolled over him

SAN LUIS, Orange Walk District, Mon. Mar. 5, 2018– Elio Grajalez, 49, a farmer of San Luis, lost his life in what is being described as a freak accident at about 10:00 Saturday morning in his yard. His own tractor rolled over him and killed him.

Information to us is that Grajalez was working on his tractor, which he was having difficulty starting. He reportedly put the tractor in gear and was trying to make it start; he was inspecting the front of the tractor to try to see what the problem was when the machine suddenly started and lurched forward, knocking him down. After rolling over him, the tractor rolled for about 20 feet before it was stopped by a parked vehicle, which was damaged in the process.

Police said that on their arrival on the scene they found Grajalez lying face-up on the ground, bleeding from the mouth and nose, and he was dead.

There was no one else in the area, said police, who declared the death an accidental death.

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