A man died after being trapped under a backhoe in central Minnesota, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 5:45 p.m. Monday in Little Falls, according to police.

Police arrived and found Ralph Huar, 82, of Little Falls, pinned beneath the backhoe at the residential intersection of 11th Street and NE. 6th Avenue.

Huar was declared dead at the scene by emergency responders.

Authorities have not said whether Huar was operating the backhoe at the time.

Huar was a pastor at St. George Catholic Church in Long Lake from 2003 until his retirement in 2014, a church official said Tuesday.

Paul Walsh