By Tamas Mondovics
The town of Mountain City is now mourning one of its most loved, respected and longtime members who died this afternoon (Monday, October 8, 2018) while unloading his tractor off a trailer on Lumpkin Branch Road just south of Dug Hill Road in Mountain City.
According to Johnson County Sheriff, Eddie Tester, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m.
Tester said that while backing up to drive it off the trailer it was being transported on, the tractor began tipping, and the victim was unable to get out of the way in time.
Upon arrival at the scene, Johnson County EMS began to transport him to the local hospital, but according to Tester, the man died on the way.
Out of respect to the victim and his family, Johnson County officials will release the name of the victim and further information when next of kin has been notified.
Please look for updates on this page.