Man loses leg in farming accident

Robert Quinter, 42, was using a tractor and mixer to feed cattle this morning when investigators say his left leg became entangled in the tractor's power take-off.

The accident caused Quinter's leg to be amputated below the knee, Sheriff John Lenhart said in a statement.

Emergency crews were dispatched just after 10 a.m. to the 5800 block of Fort Recovery Road.

Lenhart said despite Quinter's injury, he was able to get back to his vehicle and eventually 911 was called by residents of a nearby home.

Quinter was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by Fort Loramie rescue workers and was eventually flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.