Tas farmer, 82, killed in quad bike crash

An elderly farmer has died in a quad bike crash on a rural property at Swanston in Tasmania.

The 82-year-old farmer was herding sheep between 1:30pm and 3:30pm on Tuesday on the Swanston property, north of Hobart, when he was thrown from the ATV. The vehicle then fell on him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The accident is being investigated and a report will be prepared for the coroner.