Westminster man dies in Saturday tractor accident
A Westminster man is dead following a tractor accident Saturday afternoon. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 68 year-old Furman Wallace “Dink” Blackwell died at the scene near Alice Lane in Westminster. Police say 911 was notified of the incident just before 4:00 PM on Saturday when a passerby noticed the overturned tractor. Addis says Blackwell was turning soil using a Long 445 tractor. It appears the tractor went up a slop causing it to rollover sideways and onto its top, pinning Mr. Blackwell beneath it. Addis has classified the death as accidental, due to asphyxiation. There will be no autopsy.