Jan 12, 2021 9:14 PM

Sheriff: Kan. man dies when tractor overturns in creek

Posted Jan 12, 2021 9:14 PM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY—One person died in an accident Tuesday in Montgomery County.

Just before noon Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to County Road 3670 east of County 4150 for a report of an overturned tractor, according to Sheriff Ron Wade.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a tractor overturned in a creek.

The driver of the tractor identified as 76-year-old Dr. Richard (Doc) Barta had not survived the accident.

 The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, according to Wade. Barta was a veterinarian in Independence.