Man killed in Mt. Sterling tractor accident

A Mount Sterling man died in a farming accident Thursday, the Brown County Sheriff's Office said.

James Howell, 91, of 1339 900N Ave. and his son Anthony Howell, 62, were making repairs on a tractor inside a shed at the elder Howell's residence.

The tractor started in gear and struck both men, the Sheriff's Office said.

James Howell suffered a fatal injury and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:56 p.m.

Tony Howell was taken by helicopter to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.