AVON — An Avon man died following a tractor rollover accident over the weekend.
On Saturday at approximately 9:47 a.m., the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center received a call for a man pinned under a tractor in the Town of Avon.
Livingston County deputy sheriffs, along with fire and EMS were immediately dispatched to the scene of a residential property on Linden Street, where emergency crews found the male victim unresponsive.
Life saving measures were attempted, but were unsuccessful in reviving the man, later identified as Charles T. "Tom" Moran, 66. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston County Coroner’s Office.
A preliminary investigation by the Sheriff’s Office determined Moran was operating a compact tractor (tractor with a front bucket) in an attempt to recover a zero turn lawn mower that had broken down in the back lawn of the property. Moran was driving the compact tractor on a path that led down to the rear lot and the path had a downward decline which was also wet from the morning dew. Those factors caused the tractor to go into a slide and eventually rollover, pinning Moran underneath.
Investigating the incident for the Sheriff's Office were several members of the Sheriff’s Office from the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Forensic Identification Unit and Command Staff.
In addition to the Sheriff’s Office responders included the Avon Village Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Avon Fire Department, East Avon Fire Department, Avon EMS and CHS Ambulance Services.