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Man dies in tractor accident in Pitt County

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Authorities have identified the man who died in a tractor accident east of Greenville Thursday evening.

Pitt County Emergency Management said 75-year-old Thomas Darden died in the accident.

The event is still under investigation, but right now investigators believe Darden was moving a steel table with his tractor when he stepped off to adjust a cable. They believe the tractor then jumped into gear, knocked Darden down, and the rear tire came to rest on Darden's back.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office said when they arrived, Emergency Management Services and fire personnel had pulled Darden out from underneath the tire and were performing CPR, but he died at the scene.

The County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident which is standard practice when there is one witness or no witnesses.

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