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Teenager killed after tractor overturns

Date Posted: 2012-05-30

A 16-year-old second grade high school student is dead following a farm accident involving a tractor.

Naha City Police say Kouki Tamaki was driving a tractor on a farm pasture in the Aka district of Kumejima Town at 6:23 a.m. last Wednesday when the tractor turned over, pinning him beneath the tractor’s roof support. The teen was pulled from beneath the tractor and taken unconscious to a hospital, where he died 14 hours later.

Police say Tamaki was driving the tractor in order to help his parents with farm work on the pasture. He’d been pinned by the shoulder and breast.

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