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Aug 12, 2014 10:35 PM by Bart Bedsole - bbedsole@kristv.com

Mathis Man Killed In Tractor Accident

MATHIS - A man was killed in Mathis on Tuesday evening while trying to remove a stump from a vacant lot on Nueces Street.

Mathis Police Chief Gerald Arismendez says the man had tied a chain from the stump to the back of the tractor to pull it from the ground.

However, when the wheels turned, the tractor flipped end over end and pinned the man.

He died at the scene.

Arismendez called it a tragic accident.

The victim's name has not been released.

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