- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Umatilla County authorities say a 27-year-old man has died in a farming accident near Helix after being pinned between a water truck and a semitrailer.

The East Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/2arQU9G ) that Guy Simer, of Tygh Valley, died at the scene of the Saturday incident. Sixty-eight-year-old James Harris, of Pendleton, suffered broken bones and was taken to a hospital.

Sheriff’s officials reported that the two men had been trying to tow the semitrailer with the water truck after the semitrailer got stuck on a hill. Simer and Harris had been hooking a tow strap between the vehicles when the water truck rolled backward into them.

Simer had been trapped between the two vehicles and was found unresponsive by a deputy and medical personnel, who unsuccessfully tried to revive him.

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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com


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