Saginaw County man run over, killed by tractor he was repairing

Police say this tractor unexpectedly shifted into gear while Matthew Marzluft was working on it, causing his death.
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SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) (11/5/2018) - A Saginaw County man died Sunday after the tractor he was repairing started unexpectedly and ran over him.

Matthew Marzluft, 82, was working on the large tractor at a farm in the 8900 block of East Road in Albee Township around 10:40 a.m. when it shifted into gear, causing it to move.

He was unable to get out of the way and got tangled up between the wheels, according to the Saginaw County Sheriff's Office.

The Associated Press reported the tractor drove through a barn wall and dragged Marzluft 400 to 500 yards into a field. He died at the scene.