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Published November 11, 2011, 11:17 AM

58-year-old New Ulm man dies in tractor accident

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The victim of a tractor accident has been identified as a 58-year-old New Ulm man.

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The victim of a tractor accident has been identified as a 58-year-old New Ulm man.

Alan Brandel was driving an open-cab tractor east on Highway 27 near New Ulm at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck from behind by a pickup.

The New Ulm Journal reports (http://bit.ly/rGxjap ) Brandel was thrown from the tractor onto the road, where he was struck by a second eastbound pickup.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Brandel died at the scene.

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