Springville Man Dies in Skid Loader Accident

A Springville man has died in a skid loader accident.

The accident happened in the Marion area at 1774 Cottage Grove Parkway on Tuesday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year old Richard Shanahan was helping another man clean up downed trees.

60-year old Robert Carson of Marion was operating a skid loader when he partially backed up over Shanahan. Shanahan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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