Nova Scotia

East Tracadie man dies after tractor rolls on him

An East Tracadie, N.S., man died Saturday night after a tractor he was repairing on the side of the road rolled onto him, police said.

57-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday night

An East Tracadie, N.S., man died Saturday night after a tractor he was repairing on the side of the road rolled onto him, police say.

The 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called to a fatal incident on East Tracadie Road in Monastery around 8:25 p.m., RCMP said in a press release on Sunday. 

"He was behind it and sort of under it," said RCMP Sgt. Andrew Joyce. "And it was a bit of a slope, like a gentle slope, and I guess it rolled backwards."

Joyce said the incident remains under investigation.

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