MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. – A tractor accident in Morgan County, Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 8:10 p.m., fatally injured an 11 year old boy. Lane Holem of Florence, Missouri was driving a 1954 John Deere Model 50 tractor down a steep hill when he reportedly lost control of the tractor causing it to travel off the right side of the roadway. The tractor then went into the ditch and up the embankment when Holem was ejected. Holem was struck by the tractor which it came to rest in the ditch.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Holem was pronounced dead at the scene by a University Hospital doctor at the scene of the accident. Subsequently, Holem was transported directly to the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home.