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Elkhart County, Indiana - June 25, 2013

Police say a tractor overturned Tuesday in the Elkhart area, killing its teenage operator.

According to deputies with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, 15-year-old Justin Mark Hoover was operating a tractor through a field in the vicinity of Belmar Drive and Clayton Avenue. Around 11:25 a.m., Justin lost control and skidded down a slope.

Investigators say the tractor overturned. Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save Justin.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 80 percent of all rollovers involve no other vehicle besides the one that rolls over.

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