1 killed by falling tractor attachment near Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a person has died in a farming accident south of Cedar Rapids.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that deputies and medics were called Thursday afternoon to the area southeast of the city's airport.

Arriving emergency responders found a tractor with a collapsed attachment that had fallen on the tractor's driver. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have not released the driver's name pending notification of family members.

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