This afternoon a 31-year-old Hispanic male from Mexico was killed when his tractor and bush hog ran over him while mowing along I-64 near the 14 mile-marker. He was a contract worker mowing for the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The driver has now been identified as Alvaro Garcia Guzman, 31, of El Portezuelo, Jalisco in Mexico.
He was employed by OLCO Inc., Batesville, IN.
Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Posey County Coroner’s Office.
The Indiana State Police, Posey County Sheriff’s Department and Poseyville Fire Department responded to the incident.
Preliminary investigation revealed the operator was driving a John Deere mowing tractor westbound in the median near the 14 mile-marker when he failed to see a large sink hole.
When the tractor struck the sink hole the operator was thrown from the tractor and onto the ground.
The tractor continued and the bush hog that was being pulled behind the tractor ran over the operator.
The tractor crossed the eastbound lanes and came to a final rest in a wooded area south of I-64 which was closed for approximately two hours while troopers investigated this crash.
Investigating Officer: Trooper Dustan Rubenacker, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Sgt. Russ Werkmeister, Trooper Josh Greer, Trooper Ross Rafferty and Trooper Brandon Deig
Assisting Agency: Posey County Sheriff’s Department and Posey County Coroner’s Office