On June 6, 2013 at approximately 1627 hours. the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a male subject that was unresponsive and not breathing at a residence in the 2500 block of K-30.
After arrival and investigation at the scene, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Plymouth County Medical Examiner determined that Richard O. Kalas, age 83, of Merrill IA, had been mowing grass at his residence on a farm tractor. Due to unknown reasons, Mr. Kalas had fallen off of the tractor and was found lying in the yard by a family member later in the day. Mr. Kalas was pronounced dead at the scene by the Plymouth County Medical Examiner.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Plymouth County Medical Examiner were assisted at the scene by the Hinton Ambulance and Fire Department.