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Man killed in tractor collision has been identified

The county Sheriff’s Department has identified the man killed while driving a tractor in a vineyard near San Luis Obispo on Friday as 27-year-old Federico Nicolas of Santa Maria, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Two tractors were operating on a property owned by the Pacific Vineyard Company at 5878 Edna Road. They crashed in a field shortly before 1 p.m., killing Nicolas.

No foul play is suspected, and Cal/OSHA has taken over the investigation. Nicolas was an employee of Pacific Vineyard, which manages 2,200 acres of vineyards in Edna Valley.

Sheriff’s officials said Nicolas died from blunt force trauma.

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