Authorities have now released the name of the man killed in a tractor rollover accident near Sherill on Sunday night.

The driver has now been identified as 43-year-old Thomas Schmitt of Dubuque. Schmitt was found pinned under his tractor when Sherrill EMS arrived around 7:40 pm Sunday.  He was transported to a Dubuque hospital where he was pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation,


The Dubuque County Sheriff's Department says one person is dead after being pinned under a tractor Sunday night in Dubuque County


According to the release from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Dubuque County Sheriff's deputies, along with Iowa State Patrol and Sherrill EMS and Fire responded to 13797 Hammerand Road just after 7:30 Sunday night for a tractor rollover accident. The tractor pinned the operator, who was extricated and then transported to MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque. The operator was later pronounced deceased.

The name of the person operating the tractor has not been released.

The incident remains under investigation,

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