1 dead in tractor accident on Hwy. 84

Published 5:55 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016

A vehicle and tractor accident on Hwy. 84 E. Saturday afternoon left one man dead.

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to an accident involving a vehicle and tractor at 1:19 p.m. Saturday on Hwy. 84 E at the Lawrence and Lincoln County line.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop M Spokesman Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry said a 2006 Chevrolet passenger vehicle driven by Billy Brumfield, 55, of Foxworth was traveling east on Hwy. 84 when he came into contact with the rear of a Massey Ferguson tractor, driven by Charles K. Carr, 62, of Monticello.

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Carr was ejected from the tractor after impact and the vehicle and tractor came to rest on the south shoulder of Hwy. 84, Fortenberry said. Carr was airlifted to King’s Daughters Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, he said.

Brumfield had minor injuries, Fortenberry said. The accident is still under investigation.