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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Cuba man killed in tractor accident

  • A Cuba man was killed Monday evening after the tractor he was using for brush hogging overturned onto him.
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  • A Cuba man was killed Monday evening after the tractor he was using for brush hogging overturned onto him.
    A Missouri State Highway Patrol incident report stated that 70-year-old Jimmie C. Hughes was driving the tractor in a farm field on Birdsnest Road, south of Cuba, when the tractor his a small tree and overturned.
    The accident was reported at 6:44 p.m. June 10.
    Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson pronounced Hughes dead at the scene. His body was taken to Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba.
    An obituary on the funeral home’s website states that as per Hughes’ wishes, he was cremated and a celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 23, starting at noon at the Rafting Company, located at 95 McCormick Road in Steelville.
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