TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal Tractor Accident Washington County
Date of News Release: 06/11/2010
(Columbia, Ky.) -- On Thursday, June 10, 2010, at approximately 4:00 PM, KY State Police and Washington County EMS and Rescue responded to a farm accident that resulted in the death of one individual. Mark Falkenstein, 61 years of age, of Springfield, was operating a tractor that was towing another tractor uphill. Mr. Falkenstein's tractor overturned, pinning him underneath. Mr. Falkenstein was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Washington County Coroner. The investigation was conducted by Detective Andy Olson.