UPDATE: Sumter man killed in rural accident

UPDATE: Sumter man killed in rural accident

SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) - The Sumter County Sheriff's Office says a tractor rolled over on a man in the vicinity Middle River Road, near Lane's store Road.

Authorities say that 50-year-old Vernon Lockhart of Americus died at the hospital after the compactor rolled over in the accident in Sumter County.

A GSP trooper said the compactor was being used to pack dirt on a dam they were building.

The wreck happened on private property about 1,000 yards off the road. The tractor overturned on the pond dam.

EMS called in a medical helicopter to transport the victim, but he was transported by ambulance.

Sumter County Fire and Rescue and Goldstar EMS arrived on scene first around 11 o'clock.

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