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Farmworker Killed When Orchard Tractor Rolls

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say a 28-year-old farmworker died when he was thrown from an orchard tractor in eastern Washington.

The Tri-City Herald reports Jorda Jarquin-Hernandez was driving the tractor in area between the Pasco-Kahlotus Highway and the Snake River when it rolled Friday.

Franklin County Coroner Curtis McGary says it rolled at about 5:30 a.m. and that Jarquin-Hernandez died at the scene.

McGary says his body is being sent to his family in Mexico.

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