A 72-year-old Motley man died Thursday after he crashed his tractor into a tree and was trapped under a rear wheel, according to a Morrison County Sheriff's Office news release.

James Nelson was riding his tractor around 5:45 p.m. Thursday along Hwy 10 in Motley Township when the accident occurred. Police found him dead at the scene.

Jessie Bekker is a University of Minnesota student on assignment for the Star Tribune.