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Roxton man killed in tractor accident

By: News 12 Staff Email
By: News 12 Staff Email

PARIS, TX -- The name of the Lamar County man killed in a tragic accident yesterday in Paris has been released.

Paris police say 64-year old Richard Peter of Roxton died after a tractor rolled over on top of him.

Paris Officers received a 9-1-1 call of a tractor falling on a man in the 1800 block of Church St. at 12:25 PM Monday.

Detectives say the preliminary investigation indicates that the tractor was being driven by the victim onto a flatbed trailer. The left front wheel went off the left side of the trailer causing the tractor to roll off that side and onto the victim.

Peter was pronounced dead at the scene.


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