The Rice County Sheriff's Office reports a 71 year old Bridgewater man was killed in a tractor rollover this afternoon.  The call came in at 4:35 p.m. that the rollover occurred in the 9000 block of Albers Avenue.

The report to dispatch was a man was trapped under an implement with severe injuries after the rollover down an embankment.  Upon arrival deputies found the man deceased.

He has been identified as Gary Robert Ebling.

The Sheriff's Office report states, "It appears the operator was mowing the ditch on the east side of the road when it rolled down the embankment, ejecting the tractor operator and partially pinning him under the mower implement.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

Rice County Deputies were assisted at the scene by Northfield Police, Northfield Ambulance and Northfield Fire and Rescue.