Kemper Man Dies in Mishap

A Kemper County resident has died in an apparent accident near his home at the Kemper-Lauderdale County line.

Sheriff Sam Tisdale said Robert W. Wright, 52, was found Tuesday about 5:30 p.m. by a friend, but had likely been dead since Sunday.

Tisdale said it appeared Wright had slipped off a moving tractor that then rolled over him. Wright lived alone.

The sheriff said no autopsy will be conducted since the death has been ruled accidental by the coroner.


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