JORDAN TOWNSHIP – Clearfield-based state police report that a 65-year-old Millersburg man died as a result of a farm tractor accident.
David Esch was operating his tractor on Tuesday afternoon, traveling from one part of his property to another. For reasons unknown at this time, the tractor traveled onto a shoulder and the front of the tractor struck a small tree. The tractor then overturned over the embankment and came to rest upside down on top of Esch. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Clearfield County Coroner Joel Heath.
According to police Esch had recently been suffering from a medical condition that caused him to black out. Police believe that this may have contributed to the accident.