Monday, July 22, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Watkins Ambulance responded to 33479 675 Avenue, Watkins, for a one-vehicle (tractor) personal injury accident. David Kuechle, 64 years old, from rural Watkins, was driving a Kubota L2550 4-wheel drive tractor with a front-end loader and a brush mower on the back.
Kuechle was mowing the ditches near his residence when he got too far on the incline of the ditch causing the loader to roll two times. One of the times the loader rolled, Kuechle was struck by the rear tire. David Kuechle was taken by Watkins Ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital. This crash is being investigated by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.