MARION COUNTY, IOWA — A Marion County man was killed in a crash over the weekend after his tractor was rear-ended. The crash happened around 2:15 pm on Saturday on Highway 163, south of Otley.
According to an online crash report, 72-year-old Harold Gorter of Otley was westbound on Highway 163 when his 1974 Ford 7000 tractor was hit from behind by a 2002 Honda Accord driven by 41-year old Chad Birkenholtz. Gorter was thrown from the tractor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash.