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Accident at the Nebraska State Fair

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Thayer, Kansas man killed in accident at Nebraska State Fair By Tracy Overstreet tracy.overstreet@theindependent.com 08/26/2012 3:50 PM
A 75-year-old Kansas man was killed Sunday morning when he was loading his antique tractor at the Nebraska State Fair.

Charley DeWeese of Thayer, Kan. was loading his 1936 John Deere tractor when the right back tire went off the loading ramp causing the tractor to flip. DeWeese was driving the tractor at the time of the accident and was thrown from the tractor and pinned underneath it as it toppled over, according to Nebraska State Patrol Lt. Dennis Leonard.

DeWeese died at the scene.

Leonard said DeWeese had come to the Nebraska State Fair with his wife and was part of Saturday’s world record setting antique tractor parade.

Sunday’s accident happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. in the new east overflow parking lot located on the east side of Stuhr Road.

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