Cotton gin employee killed in tractor accident

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:31am

A 66 year-old Progreso man was killed after being run over by the tractor he was operating at work.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio says Jose Leal was on his tractor on Wednesday morning heading to a crop field at the Lyford cotton gin.

Somehow Leal fell off the tractor causing the tractor to run over him, Sheriff Lucio stated, "When you have an employee for that long you feel for him and for his family and we do too and we extend our condolences to the family, its a tragic accident. A man going to work in the morning and the next thing you know you get a call at home saying this happened."

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