West Terre Haute man dies in tractor accident

WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A West Terre Haute man is dead after a tractor accident.

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office says 80-year-old William Mueller died sometime Monday afternoon.

Police say Mueller was pulling tree’s from a wooded area on his property on South Thorpe Place in West Terre Haute.

The log chain attached to the tractor got caught in a large grape vine and caused the tractor to flip on top of Mueller.

The Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened between 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Police don’t know at this time if drugs or alcohol were involved, but do not think they were a factor in the accident.

An autopsy will be conducted.

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