Man dies after tractor overturns on steep incline


MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County - A tractor that overturned on Sunday caused the death of a man in Morehead City, authorities said.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m., according to the Morehead City Fire Department, along the 900 block of Country Club Road. A man was trapped under a farm tractor that had overturned.

It took firefighters nearly 40 minutes, using air bags and lumber to get the tractor of the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. MCFD said it appeared the tractor was working on a steep incline when in overturned.

MCFD did not identify the man who was killed.

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