Cranham OAP dies as tractor overturns in Sapperton
AN elderly woman died when her vintage tractor overturned on a country road in Sapperton.
The 75-year-old, from Cranham, was returning home from a country show at 3.15pm on Saturday, on an unclassified road about one mile away from The Daneway Inn.
Police said the 46-year-old, red and grey Massey Ferguson was believed to have clipped a verge and rolled over trapping the pensioner.
Her husband was driving further ahead and reached home unaware of the accident.
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Police, ambulance and the air ambulance attended.
But the woman died at the scene.
A resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "It was a tragedy."
Gloucestershire police Sergeant Tony Wallace said: "It would appear the driver was coming home in the old farmer's type D-reg tractor.
"Her husband, in a car in front, had got home and hadn't realised what had happened. "The first call came from the ambulance saying the road was blocked and a female was trapped underneath the tractor.
"Despite attempts to resuscitate the woman, she sadly died as a result of her injuries.
"The road was completely blocked until 8.30pm as the vehicle had to be recovered using specialist equipment.
"Highways also cleared the diesel spillage."
Anyone with information should contact Gloucestershire police on 101.