From Custer County Chronicle. Posted on Jan 10,2019. Original article.
A Custer County youth was the victim of a tractor rollover on the family ranch east of Fairburn on New Year’s Eve.
Custer County Deputy Sheriff Jeff McGraw says 15 year-old Traven Bies was using a large John Deere tractor with a front-end loader and a bale mover on the back to feed cattle on a pasture trail at midday on Monday, Dec. 31. McGraw says Bies was hauling four large round bales on a trail along a ridge when the tractor apparently drifted off the right side of the trail causing it to roll approximately two-and-a-half times down a steep embankment.
McGraw says the tractor came to rest about 75 feet from where it left the roadway. He says the accident occurred about 2-and-a-half miles from the main road and about 7 miles east and north of Fairburn.