Tractor accident resulted in fatality

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A 19-year-old Stuart man died following a tractor accident that occurred Saturday, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith. Brandon Lee France, 19, was injured while working on a farm tractor at his home on Big A School Road. First responders were dispatched to the scene at 3:59 p.m., Smith said in a release.
France was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he later succumbed to his injuries.
“This is a very sad day for our county,” Smith said in a Sunday release. “Please keep Brandon and his family in your prayers.”
Deputy Sheriff Jacob Hubbard investigated the incident, according to the release.