Man Crushed Under Tractor Saturday Night

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG, Walhalla

A 43-year old Oconee County man was found late Saturday night, crushed beneath a tractor near Westminster.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says family members found Terry Ray Land of Rufus Lane Road under a Zetor 3320 tractor that the 43-year old Land appeared to have been driving toward his home.

The tractor, which had no rollover protection bar, went down a grade and rolled onto its top.

According to Addis, Land may have taken a round bale of hay to a horse pasture.

Loved ones went looking when they discovered Land was not at home.

9-1-1 was called shortly before 11 o’clock.

Addis says he believes the accident occurred between 7 and 8:30.