Crane man dies in Barry County accident

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Tractor rolls backward over man on Farm Road 2012

A Crane man died on Tuesday in an accident at 1:38 p.m. on Farm Road 2012, five miles south of Aurora in Barry County.

According to a Missouri State Highway patrol report, Burl Baum, 69, of Crane, was driving an Alice Chalmers farm tractor westbound when the vehicle started to roll backward. Baum fell off the tractor and was run over.

Baum was transported to Peterson Funeral Home in Aurora.

This is the fifth fatal incident of the month and 51st of the year for Troop D of the Patrol, which covers 18 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry.

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