A young Maurice man is in the hospital after a farming accident over the weekend.
The accident took place at a field about two miles southeast of Maurice Sunday around 2:30 p.m., according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.
They said that Nathan Crouch, 23, of Marcus was driving a tractor in a field.
A passenger, Andrew Jalas, 21, also of Marcus, tried to jump from the moving tractor to work on manure handling equipment.
Jalas reportedly slipped from the step area and was driven over by the rear tractor tires.
He was taken to the Sioux Center Hospital and later flown to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Maurice First Responders, Maurice Fire and Rescue and the Sioux Center Ambulance assisted in the accident.