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Man killed in tractor mishap identified

Authorities have released the identity of the man who was killed in a tractor accident Sunday near Lake Afton.

Randall C. Nevil, 63, of rural Goddard, was killed when he was pinned to a tree by a tractor he was using to try to pull a large cedar tree from its roots, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office reported.

When the chain came loose, Nevil got off the tractor with the engine running and was standing between the tractor and the tree when the tractor reversed on its own, pinning him and killing him.

A neighbor found Nevil and called authorities shortly after 4 p.m.

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