PELLA — A crash on Highway 163 involving a tractor resulted in a death Saturday.

A preliminary report from the Iowa State Patrol said 72-year-old Harold Jay Gorter, of Otley, sustained fatal injuries from an accident reported at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Marion County.

The crash occurred on Highway 163 near 180th Avenue, about three miles northwest of Pella.

The report states that a 2002 Honda Accord driven by 41-year-old Chad Thomas Birkenholtz, of Otley, and the 1974 Ford Tractor were both traveling westbound on Highway 163. Investigators say the Accord ran into the back of the tractor, ejecting Gorter from the tractor.

The crash remains under investigation.

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