Bonsall resident killed in tractor accident

BONSALL, Calif. – A homeowner was killed Monday in a John Deere tractor crash in a rural community in North County.

The fatality in the 30300 block of Calle La Reina in Bonsall was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Dwain Washington.

“The homeowner was operating a John Deere tractor on a steep hill when it suddenly started accelerating down the hill,” Washington said. “The tractor went off the road, down an embankment and flipped several times causing the operator to be thrown from the tractor.”

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was the owner of the property where the accident occurred, said Officer Mark Latulippe, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.