Wright County Sheriff’s Office still investigating Clearwater tractor rollover accident

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the Clearwater Township  tractor accident that killed a 50-year-old Monticello grandfather and his 5-year-old grandson.

According to information released late Monday morning by Lt. Greg Howell of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Ronald Gustafson died at the scene of the Aug. 2 accident.

Rollie Gustafson, age 5, was transported by air ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, where he later died.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office reports its initial accident investigation into indicates Gustafson was driving a John Deere Model B tractor through a ditch near a yard at 15853 Huber Ave. N.W. when the tractor flipped over backwards on him and his grandson. The Clearwater Fire Department and Allina Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Rollie Gustafson was taken to Children’s Hospital and died shortly before 7 p.m., according to a press release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, which reported Rollie Gustafson died of blunt-force injuries sustained in the tractor rollover. His death was ruled an accident by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

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