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Man's body found in burned shed following tractor accident

Man's body found in burned shed following tractor accident

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SEWARD, Neb. (AP) — The body of a 70-year-old rural Seward man was found in a burned-down shed over the weekend in what officials believe stemmed from a tractor accident, officials said.

Area firefighters were called Saturday afternoon to the property about 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) east of Seward for the fire, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. Deputies from the the Seward County Sheriff’s Office also were called.

Sheriff Michael Vance said that once deputies arrived at the scene, they learned William Peters was missing from a home on the property. Following a search, they found Peters’ body in the burned shed.

Investigators believe Peters had been involved in a tractor accident that ultimately caused the fire.

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal also conducted an investigation.

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