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Harnett man killed during freak accident involving tractor

Alfred Charles, WRAL managing editorMay 26, 2019

A Harnett County man was killed when the tractor he was riding tipped over and crushed him, authorities said Sunday.

Robert Winston, a Wrightsville beach resident in his 70s, was driving a farm tractor around 8 p.m. Saturday while cutting brush on family owned-property on East Cornelius Harnett Boulevard, Lilington police Chief Frank Powers said.

Winston drove the equipment up an embankment before the tractor rolled over sideways, pinning him, police said. He died at the scene.

Police said a worker on the property was unable to save the victim after the accident.

No other injuries were reported.

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