One man dead after tractor drink-drive accident

Map showing Somero / Credit: Google Maps

Police say two men, suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, were involved in a single-vehicle accident in Somero in south west Finland late Sunday night.

One of the men died when the tractor they were driving back from a night out went off the road into a ditch and landed on its side.

The accident happened around 23:00 on Vesanojantie, and police say that while the tractor had only one seat, both men tried to squeeze into the cab.

One of them fell part way out of the cab when it went into the ditch and became trapped between the cab of the tractor and the ground.

Rescue units responded to the scene and were able to pull the man out from under the tractor but resuscitation efforts were not successful.