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OROVILLE – A local man died Aug. 6 when the tractor he was operating overturned and pinned him underneath.

Neal Newman, 67, was operating the tractor on a hillside when the accident occurred, said Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley.

“He was deceased before help could arrive up Ellemeham Mountain Road,” he said.

The sheriff’s office was notified at 3:44 p.m.

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