Tractor accident kills passenger at Frederick farm


A woman was killed yesterday when a tractor she was riding on overturned, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office reported.

According to the sheriff's office, Carol Lynn Devilbiss, 52, of the 7700 block of Sundays Lane in Frederick was riding on a tractor driven by her husband, Joseph, who was hauling a manure spreader.

The tractor was descending a steep grade on the Devilbiss' farm about 11: 20 a.m. when the weight of the spreader pushed it forward.

When the tractor reached the bottom of the grade, it jack-knifed and overturned.

Joseph Devilbiss was thrown from the tractor but his wife was trapped underneath. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and her husband was treated for minor injuries at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Pub Date: 5/24/99

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