Makawao Man Dies of Injuries from Tractor Roll-Over

October 22, 2013, 8:27 AM HST · Updated October 22, 9:01 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A Makawao man has since died of injuries sustained in a tractor roll-over incident reported last week, Maui police confirmed.

The incident was reported at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, on the man’s property in Makawao.

A police investigation revealed that while the man was operating his tractor, he drove into a ravine, causing him to fall off, with the tractor rolling over him, according to Maui Police Lt. William Juan.

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The man was found to have extensive internal injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment, police said.

At around 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, police were notified that the man had died as a result of his injuries.

The victim has since been identified as Benjamin Ladd, 56, of Makawao.

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