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Monroe County farmer dies in farming accident

HAMILTON, Miss. (WTVA) — A Hamilton farmer is dead after a farming accident late Wednesday night.

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said Don Self, 55, of Hamilton, was killed around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday in a field near Sipsey Fork Road north of Greenwood Springs.

He also served as vice president on the Monroe County School Board.

Self was working in the field with his farming equipment transporting peanuts that had been harvested by another farmer when the accident happened.

"Mr. Self was caught in between his truck and the trailer of his 18-wheeler as an employee was preparing to hook it to the trailer," Gurley said in a press release.

Local firefighters freed him from the site, and he was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo where he was later pronounced dead.

Gurley said Self died from multiple trauma. An autopsy won't be performed.





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