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Worth Co. farmer injured in tractor wreck

(Source: Worth It 2 U.net) (Source: Worth It 2 U.net)

A. W. Gill was headed south on Highway 300 near Warwick this morning when a truck hit his tractor from behind leaving him in critical condition.

If you travel near Oakfield or Warwick along hwy 300, you may have seen A.W. Gill on his tractor.

He is well known in the community for his produce, but he is more recognizable on the road in his tractor. 

"You always see A.W. Up and down the road as soon as you see that tractor, you know its A.W. He farms several different plots of land and like I say it could be 500 feet down the road or 10 miles down the road," said Wayne Sapp Stripling's General Store Manager. 

Gill has a produce stand in Oakfield where he sells fruits and vegetables, but some of his fields are spread out across hwy 300 keeping him busy on the roadways.

"Like I said he would drive it all the way up here from Oakfield and everywhere he went he would drive that tractor. He wouldn't never put it on a trailer with a truck he drove it where ever he went. He knew how to use it," said Bruce Stevesons co manager of Stripling's General Store. 

All of the driving up and down hwy 300 was not only for his business, but also for his family.

"You know he's a family man, just a hard working farmer, that's all," said Jesse Stinson owner of Shelia's restaurant. 

It is no surprise that everyone in the community has Gill on their minds.

"A really nice guy and everyone is praying for him," said Wayne Sapp Stripling's General Store Manager.

Brian Weirich of Warner Robins was driving the pickup truck, and troopers say he will likely be cited with following to closely.

The truck driver told state troopers he didn't see the tractor.

Gill was thrown off the tractor and seriously injured. 

He remains hospitalized at Phoebe Putney and we will continue to update his status as we receive the information. 


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