Kern River Valley

Tractor accident kills man doing yard cleanup

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man was killed Saturday morning while riding a gardening tractor as it rolled over.

A fire spokesman said it appeared the man was using the small tractor to move rocks on the South Lake property in the 6700 block of Big Springs Road when it rolled over off the edge of a driveway and landed on top of him.

The sheriff's office and California Highway Patrol were also dispatched to the accident. A fire captain from the station in Weldon said the sheriff's office will handle the investigation.