Westminster man dies in Saturday tractor accident

November 10, 2012

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.

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