The man who was found has been identified as David Pini, 59, of Watsonville, sheriff's deputy April Skalland has told Patch.
It appears Pini was using the tractor at a home on the 200 block of Little Creek Road when it slid down a steep dirt embankment, trapping Pini underneath.
Little else is known about the incident, including when exactly it happened. Pini's body was found around 6 p.m. on Monday evening, and according to sheriff's Sgt. Christine Swannack, his death appeared accidental.
His age was originally reported as 60, but Skalland said that is not the case.
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