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Update: police identify Alexandria man killed in tractor incident

Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 9:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 12:03 PM EDT
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TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA, New York (WWNY) - State police have identified the town of Alexandria man killed in an incident with a tractor Monday as 76-year-old Robert Pagel.

Troopers say they responded to 39175 Creek Road in the town of Alexandria around 5:30 p.m.

They say it appears Pagel fell from a tractor he was operating and was trapped under a mowing implement connected to it.

Police say he was dragged by the moving tractor.

Pagel’s body was taken to the Jefferson County morgue for an autopsy.

Police say there were no signs of foul play or suspicious activity.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Alexandria Bay Fire Department.

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