Frankford teen killed in farm accident
A Frankford teen was killed following a farming accident Monday evening after he fell off the tractor he was driving and was subsequently run over by a trailer pulled by the tractor.
The accident occured at 4:24 p.m. Monday on Salem Road, just over one mile north of Mark Twain Road in Ralls County.
Michael A. Steele, 15, of Frankford, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:33 p.m. by Ralls County Coroner Denise Goodwin. Bowling Green’s Mudd-Veach Funeral Home is handling the initial arrangements.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B reports Steele was driving a 1954 International farm tractor south on Salem Road the accident occured.
Troop B was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and the Center Fire Department.
According to the Highway Patrol’s report, this is the seventh fatal traffic accident in Troop B’s 16-county jurisdiction for 2013.