Lawn Tractor Rollover

By: News Release
Jul 3rd, 2019

On 7-2-19, at approximately 1:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a rollover accident involving a lawn tractor in the 22,000 Block of 275th St. Waucoma IA. Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. It was found that Ronald George Nolte, 78 of Waucoma, was east bound on the shoulder of 275th St. mowing the edge of the ditch in a 2011 John Deere Z 425 mower, when the tractor wheels came off the shoulder causing the tractor to roll into the ditch, on top of the driver. Nolte was pronounced deceased on scene. Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Waucoma First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance Service, and Iowa Medical Examiner's Office. This accident remains under investigation.