Botkins Rd

(10-23-19) Roger Dicke (84) of New Knoxville died Wednesday afternoon after he became trapped under a tractor on his farm at 5530 Botkins Road.

A 911 call was received by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office just after noon of an unconscious person who was trapped under a tractor.  According to the police report Dicke was out splitting wood using a hydraulic wood splitter when his running tractor went into gear, pinning him underneath. The tractor then struck the log splitter and flipped over.

Dicke was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s office.