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ETX man killed while repairing tractor

Released by Officer Kristie Brian, Longview Police Department:

On 3-10-11, at approximately 8:11 p.m., officers responded to a local hospital for a possible farming accident. 

Upon arrival officers spoke with witnesses who stated that Charles Elms 77, of Longview, appeared to have been run over by his tractor while he was attempting to repair it. 

According to one witness the tractor had jumped in to gear and traveled forward pinning Elms under the tires. 

Elms was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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