Tragic Farm Accident Takes a Life

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A farm accident claims the life of a Cherokee County man. Emergency personnel were dispatched to County Road 14, six miles outside of Centre, on Monday, in response to a report of a grain cart falling on a man. It appears that the partially filled cart, which is slightly smaller than a dump truck bed, had shifted and crushed Daniel Porter. Porter was pronounced dead at the scene by Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton. According to Deaton, Porter, died as a result of severe blunt force trauma to the head.


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