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Tractor Driver Ejected, Struck Dead By Passing Car

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(credit: Steve Muscatello, The Journal of New Ulm)

(credit: Steve Muscatello, The Journal of New Ulm)

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NEW ULM, Minn. (WCCO) – A tractor driver was killed in a multi-vehicle crash west of New Ulm, Minn. Wednesday evening.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened along County Road 27 just before 6 p.m.

Alan Brandel, 58, of New Ulm, was driving the cab-less John Deere tractor when he was rear-ended by a pickup truck.

The impact of the crash ejected Brandel from the tractor, the State Patrol reported.

Brandel landed on the roadway, where he was struck and killed by another pickup truck.

The conditions of the drivers of the other two vehicles were not documented by the State Patrol.

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