Man dies after tractor falls on top of him

Fatal Accident
Posted at 6:02 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 18:41:22-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man is dead after his body was found trapped underneath a tractor Friday afternoon. 

Around 1:20 p.m. Friday, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a tractor accident on Henry Way in Greenwood, Fla. 

When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered the body of 32-year-old Ricardo Tavares, trapped underneath a tractor. 

Deputies say that Tavares had been operating the tractor on a steep incline and the tractor overturned, trapping Tavares underneath the tractor. 

Deputies state the tractor was not equipped with a roll over protection structure.