SANTA FE SPRINGS — A 73-year-old nonprofit museum volunteer died Thursday when a tractor he was riding overturned and crushed him, authorities said.
The dead man’s name was not released Thursday. Police described him as a longtime Santa Fe Springs resident who had been volunteering for the Hathaway Ranch and Museum, 11901 Florence Ave., where the accident occurred, for more than a decade.
The deadly accident was reported about 11 a.m., Whittier police Officer Bradley White said in a written statement.
“Apparently, the male involved was riding the tractor on the agricultural site when it tipped over,” White said. Firefighters pronounced him dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation.
The nonprofit museum highlights Santa Fe Springs’ history and showcases oil drilling exhibits, agricultural exhibits and historic artifacts.