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.