Accident claims child
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:59 pm
A 4-year-old Rutherford boy was killed Tuesday afternoon in a freak farming accident.
According to Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold, the youngster was riding on a tractor with an enclosed cab, driven by Derrick Yergin. “While turning the tractor around, he turned into the wind and the door flew open and the little boy fell out,” the sheriff said. “The youngster was seated properly in a jump seat on the side of the driver’s seat. It all happened so fast. The driver tried to catch the little boy but to no avail. There was nothing he could do.”
The child’s father was plowing on another tractor in the same field when the accident occurred.
Published in The Messenger 4.20.11