Columbia Falls Man Killed in Tractor Accident

Sheriff's office identify deceased as Edwin Covell of Columbia Falls

By Justin Franz

An 85-year-old Columbia Falls man died Monday afternoon after he was run over by the tractor he was working on, according to Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry.

Officials identified the man as Edwin Covell.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Covell was standing in front of the vehicle and working on the tractor’s radiator when it rolled forward and crushed him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.


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