A man was killed in a tractor accident in the Champion community of Wilkes County Thursday afternoon.
Joseph Franklin Church, 76 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Church was operating a tractor with a bush hog mower when the right front tire of the tractor went off the edge of an embankment, Church apparently was jostled off the tractor. The victim was pulled under a rear wheel of the tractor as it moved forward and then was run over by the bush hog mower.
Wilkes 911 received the call shortly after 4pm.