Man killed in tractor accident

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By Chris Sardelli

A man was crushed and killed by a tractor just south of the Elgin community in Pleasant Hill on Friday afternoon, May 17.

The man, whose name is not being identified until his family is notified, died in the accident ain the 3600 block of Kershaw Camden Highway at about 2 p.m., said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. The accident scene is near the Pleasant Hill area.

Morris said the accident happened as the man was loading a tractor and plow onto a trailer.

“He had a truck with a tractor trailer hitched to it and had just finished doing some plowing,” Morris said. “He got up on it (the trailer) and I don’t know if a part of the plow got caught on the tip of trailer or if there was too much weight, but he slipped over the left side of the tractor.”

The man died after the tractor rolled on top of him, Morris said. He was pronounced dead at the scene and Morris said a preliminary cause of death is asphyxiation. 

Morris said the man is from out of town and did not immediately know the man’s age or hometown. 

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 Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416