FORDLAND, Mo -

A Springfield man was killed after he was ejected from his tractor just south of Fordland on Friday night.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says James Landolt, 68, was driving down a steep hill while pulling a trailer full of firewood. That's when, officials say, the tractor jackknifed and overturned, throwing Landolt off the vehicle.

Landolt died at the scene. No one else was hurt.