Man Injured in Jones County Tractor Accident

Authorities have released the name of the man injured in a tractor accident in Jones County Tuesday.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year old Daniel Althoff of Wyoming was found injured lying in the grass next to a grain bin at 9203 75th Street in rural Wyoming by someone driving by.

The passerby had noticed a tractor and grain cart sitting in standing corn when he stopped and called 911.

Authorities say Althoff was standing in between the tractor and the grain cart that was filling with corn when the tractor started to move. Althoff had been run over and drug about twenty-five feet by the half-loaded grain cart, which was hooked to the tractor.

Althoff was seriously injured. Aircare was requested, but declined due to weather conditions. He was transported instead by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.