A one-vehicle tractor accident in Saline County has claimed the life of a Marshall man.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that at 9:35 p.m. on August 3, a 1967 John Deere Tractor, driven by 72-year-old Ralph Breshears of Marshall, lost a bale of hay on 190th Rd. at Nocturne Avenue. The tractor then ran over the hay bale, which caused it to run off the roadway, turn over onto its side and eject the driver.

Breshears was pronounced dead by Saline County Coroner William Harlow.

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