A man died while driving a farm tractor on Highway 421 this morning in Wilkes County.
77 year old Carl Joseph Williams of Wilkesboro was operating the tractor on the highway about two miles west of Wilkesboro. The tractor was struck by a pickup truck shortly after 10am.
Williams was thrown from the tractor according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. The diver of the truck sustained injuries and was taken to The Wilkes Medical Center. The ivnestigation into the mishap is ongoing by the Highway Patrol.