Illustrative photo of a tractor, here in Isère in May. - DOUCELIN / SIPA

The driver of a tractor and his passenger, a 12-year-old boy, were killed late Monday afternoon in Rosières (Haute-Loire) in the accidental overturning of the machine. Alerted around 5.30 p.m., the firefighters and the Samu de la Haute-Loire medical team could not keep the victims alive, crushed under the weight of the machine before dying from their injuries.

The 54-year-old driver would have probably lost control of the machine in a sloping meadow, but the exact circumstances of the accident have yet to be determined, according to the prefecture. An investigation was opened by the Puy-en-Velay prosecution.


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