JCSO Press Release - On Saturday November 13, 2010 during the afternoon hours, deputies and investigators from Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 547 Satellite Road in Graceville to a report of a tractor accident.
Upon the arrival of law enforcement it was determined that John Mcentyre, 65, had been operating a tractor in the area earlier that day, and at some point Mr. Mcentyre attempted to start the tractor while standing beside it.
The investigation revealed that the tractor had been left in gear during the attempt to start it. This caused the tractor to lunge forward running over Mr. Mcentyre.
The tractor continued running until colliding with a near by tree and vegetation causing a fuel line to burst and igniting the tractor on fire.
The victim was transported by Jackson County Fire and Rescue to Campbellton Graceville hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this incident.