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Man Killed When Tractor Hit by Dump Truck in Peach County, GA


December 14, 2018

PEACH COUNTY, GA. – A man was killed December 11 when a dump truck ran into the back of his tractor in Peach County, Georgia, according to an online news report from macon.com. Officials say the tractor did not have proper safety equipment, and the driver of the dump truck was not able to see it in time to avoid a crash.*

At approximately 6 p.m. on December 11, 60-year-old Jamie Willis, of Fort Valley, Georgia, was riding a tractor on Chestnut Hill Road, close to his home. Georgia State Patrol reports that a dump truck traveling on Chestnut Hill Road suddenly crashed into the back of the tractor. The tractor and the truck both left the roadway after impact, and Willis was thrown from the tractor. 

Willis suffered critical injuries and died at the scene, according to the Peach County Coroner. It does not appear the driver of the dump truck, who has not been identified, was injured. 

Troopers say the sun had already set before the accident, and the small tractor did not have lights or reflective safety gear on the back, which is required by law. The truck driver was not able to see the tractor until it was too late, Troopers said. 

“This was a real small tractor,” said Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks. “Larger than a lawn mower by smaller than most tractors.”

Georgia State Patrol says no charges have been filed in the case. The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been released at this time. 

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Source:https://www.macon.com/news/local/article222988465.html

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