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November 18, 2020

Farming Accident

On November 9th, at approximately 10:17 am, the Jo Daviess County 911 received a report of a farm tractor rolling over in a cornfield and entrapping the driver.

Upon arrival Deputies found a 2001 AGCO Terra-Gator that was operated by Thomas Herbig, 19 of Pecatonica, had overturned after one of the tires dropped into a hole, causing the machine to roll on its’ side.

Herbig was extricated by the Elizabeth Fire Department from the tractor, transported by Elizabeth EMS to a landing zone, he was then flown to OSF Rockford by helicopter for injuri...

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