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September 28, 2014 (Lakeside)--A 61-year old man was crushed by a skip loader tractor this morning in Lakeside. The Lakeside resident had been working with another man to excavate a pipe on Wildcat Canyon Road near Muth Valley Road when the tractor turned and the heavy load caused it to tip.

According to Sgt. David Hale with the Sheriff, the victim placed himself between the tractor and a hillside in an effort to stop it from tipping over. He was trapped against a hillside when the tractor toppled, killing him immediately.

The name of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of family.

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