Farm Accident Claims Life

A teenager is dead from a tragic accident in a tobacco field.

18-year-old Keith Cotton of Tunis died in the accident Thursday near Harrellsville in Hertford County, according to the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. The paper says Cotton was trying to clear tobacco jammed in the harvester, when his shirt got caught in the machinery. The sheriff says Cotton died from his injuries in the field.

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