Father killed, son, 7, injured in farm tractor crash in Preble County

A man was killed and his 7-year-old son injured Sunday evening following a crash involving a farm tractor near New Paris.

The victim was identified Monday as Michael J. Toschlog, 41, by the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.

Crews were dispatched around 5:50 p.m. to the 4300 block of Crubaugh Road on a report of an overturned farm vehicle with entrapment, according to the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.

Toschlog was traveling west on Crubaugh Road with his son in a 1970 John Deere farm tractor when deputies believe both front tires malfunctioned, which caused the tractor to go off the left side of the road and into a ditch before overturning, according to the sheriff’s office.

The father was trapped for 30 minutes before he could be freed. He then was flown by MedFlight to Kettering Health Main Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

His son, who was ejected from the tractor, was taken to Reid Health. The severity of his injuries was not known.

The crash remains under investigation.

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