Troopers: Man killed in tractor accident

POSTED: 2:13 PM Aug 09 2013   UPDATED: 2:24 PM Aug 09 2013
DUPLIN COUNTY -

A man was killed Friday morning when the tractor he was driving overturned, the Highway Patrol told NewsChannel 12.

Troopers said the accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. on a private property near Cornmill Road, about two miles southwest of Beulaville in Duplin County.

Richard Kim Maready, 54, of Beulaville, was trying to clean up some scrap metal that was wrapped around a tree stump, troopers said. But when Maready pulled the metal, the tractor overturned and killed him.

The victim was driving a Farmall 100, and the property he was on belongs to his family, according to investigators.