Linn County Sheriff deputies are investigating a fatal tractor accident that occurred at about 1:28 p.m. on Oct. 21.

The accident occurred on private property in the 41000 block of Upper Berlin Road near Lebanon. 

The operator of the red 1950's Ford 8N tractor was identified Doris Eilleen Jennings, 47, of Lebanon. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation reveals Jennings and James Ronald Royer, 49, of Scio, were working together to remove a tree.

Jennings had a chain attached to the back of the tractor and was using it to pull out an oak tree. Royer told deputies he was standing nearby and witnessed the rear tractor tires start to spin. 

Royer said Jennings applied more throttle to the engine which caused the front of the tractor to lift up and flip over on top of her. Upon arrival, deputies found Jennings pinned under the tractor. She suffered severe head injuries from the accident.

There is no indication that drugs or alcohol was a factor in the accident. 

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Lebanon Fire Department. AAsum-Dufor Funeral Home removed the body from the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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