PORT TREVORTON - A farmer was killed Tuesday night when he lost control of the trailer full of hay bales he was towing with a tractor and crashed.

State police said Elias Hoover, 57, of Littletown Road, Selinsgrove RR, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 5:30 p.m. accident on Stahls Hill Road in Chapman Township, a few miles west of this Snyder County village.

Police said Hoover, who lived nearby, was driving a Massey Ferguson DL260 agricultural front-end loader that was towing the trailer when he descended a steep decline and lost control. The tractor struck an embankment and rolled onto its left side on top of Hoover, police said.

Port Trevorton and Liverpool fire companies and DH&L Ambulance, Selinsgrove, responded.