Man dies in farm accident

From Mirror staff reports

CLEARVILLE — A Bedford County man died Saturday morning when he was pinned under a tractor.

Merle J. King, 78, was clearing trees with a four wheel drive tractor with a front end loader attachment, when the tractor rolled over an embankment pinning him under the tractor, said Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer.

Styer pronounced King dead at the scene from blunt force trauma. The death was ruled as an accident.

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