Watauga Man Dies In Tractor Rollover Accident (2018-08-27 15:31:12)

A man died in a tractor rollover accident in Bethel on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Watauga Online reports the tractor operator was Alfred Claude Ward, a Watauga native, 88 years of age of Vilas.

According to the report, multiple fire, first responder crews, EMS and law enforcement officials were dispatched to the scene of the accident on Stone Mountain Road early Wednesday morning.

According to the Watauga County Sheriff’s report, the first deputy that arrived to the scene was able to get the tractor off of Ward, and CPR was initiated.

Ward was taken to Watauga Medical Center where he eventually died from his injuries.