Posted: Thursday, August 14th 2014 at 6:50pm
GSP releases name of man killed in tractor accident
By Derreck Booth Editor
DAWSONVILLE - The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) has released the name of man killed in a farm tractor accident in Dawson County Wednesday evening.
63-year-old Jerry Ledford of Cumming died in the accident while he was mowing along the east edge of River Bend Road according to GSP.
It happened around 7:48 p.m. on the road off of Highway 136, northwest of Georgia 400.
The accident happened when Ledford made a U-turn, according to Franka Young with the Department of Public Safety public information office.
Troopers said Ledford lost control of the tractor. It rotated down an embankment and overturned. Ledford fell off the tractor, and it overturned on top of him, according to Young.
The tractor continued down the embankment hitting a group of trees.
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