Coroner: 61-year-old man killed in tractor accident over the weekend

Dorchester County News

KNIGHTSVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office identified a man who was killed during an accident with a farm tractor over the weekend.

Deputies responded to a residence on Belle Meade Lane on Saturday just after 7:00 p.m.

Officials say it appeared the victim crawled under an attachment at the rear of the tractor to make a repair to a hydraulic leak when the attachment came down on top of him, causing injury to his shoulder, head, and neck, according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.

Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers identified that victim as 61-year-old Joseph Teal Jr. of Summerville.

First responders attempted to render aid until EMS arrived, but it was too late. Coroner Brouthers said Teal was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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