On July 10, 2019 at about 6:00 p.m. the O’Brien County Communications Center received a call of a farm accident at the intersection of 420th Street and Van Buren Avenue, Sutherland, Iowa. When Sheriff’s Officers arrived at the scene they found a 4020 John Deere tractor upside down in the north ditch. The tractor had a bush mower mounted on the 3 point hitch.
It was determined that Gary Lee Jungjohan, age 78, had been mowing the north shoulder of 420th Street when the tractor he was operating rolled into the ditch on top of Jungjohan. The O’Brien County Medical Examiner pronounced Jungjohan dead at the scene. The Sutherland ambulance and a Paullina Police Officer also responded to the scene. The accident is being investigated by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.