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Police ID victim of fatal Piney Flats tractor accident

staff report • Oct 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Police have identified the victim of Thursday's fatal tractor rollover as Stephen Smith, 56, of 809 Sugar Hollow Road, Piney Flats.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's office reports Smith was working on a property on Hunting Hill Road in Piney Flats, moving logs with eh tractor. Witnesses reported Smith was attempting to move a large log when the tractor began rolling backward on a hill.

Smith attempted to jump off the tractor but it rolled over and pinned him underneath. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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