NEW INFO: Man Dies After Pitt County Tractor Accident

A Pitt County man is dead after authorities say he was run over by a farm tractor.

It happened around 9:40 a.m. in a field off Coy Forbes Road, that's off of Highway 30 south of Stokes.

Dalton Smith was rushed to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, but died there a short time later. Deputies say the 60-year-old man from Stokes was run over by his tractor when he was re-fueling it and the tractor slipped into gear.

Deputies say two other employees were in the area. One of the employees noticed the tractor running in circles and Smith sitting up in its path. They ran to the man and Smith tried to say something to his co-workers, but couldn't speak because of his severe chest injury.

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