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Bartholomew Co. man dies after tractor overturns, crushes him

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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY – A Hope man died Monday evening after his tractor tipped over and crushed him.

According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of an overturned tractor in the 5200 block of Newburn Road east of Columbus around 6:30 p.m. They found John Baute, 56, underneath. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Baute was mowing the grass and clearing vegetation on the hillside when the tractor rolled.

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