Man dies after suffering medical incident on tractor in Utah County

Officials have identified a man who died after suffering a medical incident while driving a tractor on State Route 147 in Utah County Tuesday morning. Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, March 5, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man died after suffering a medical incident while driving a tractor on State Route 147 in Utah County Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at 11:55 a.m. when a John Deer 520 tractor was traveling west on SR-147 near mile marker 10, according to a statement by the Utah Highway Patrol.

“The driver had a medical problem and slumped over the steering wheel,” the news release said. “The tractor traveled to the left into oncoming traffic where it struck a Ford Taurus head on.”

CPR was performed on the driver of the tractor and he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 12:40 p.m., officials said.

The driver of the passenger car received minor injuries.

The deceased man’s identity was being withheld pending notification of family.

SR-147 runs between Lake Shore and Mapleton in Utah County.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

A man died after suffering a medical incident while driving a tractor on State Route 147 in Utah County Tuesday morning. Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

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