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Mercer man killed in farm accident

October 27, 2003

HARRODSBURG - Houston Robertson, 59, of Stratton Road, died Saturday afternoon when the farm tractor he was driving turned over.

Deputy Mercer County Coroner Scott Moseley said today that it appeared Robertson was trying to dislodge his pickup from entrapment. Moseley said he did not know what was holding the truck.

Moseley said the tractor turned over and landed on its top; Robertson was thrown from the tractor. Mercer County Emergency Medical Service was called at 3:13 p.m. Saturday and Roxanne Parks said there were no signs of life when she arrived, Moseley reported today.

Moseley declared Robertson dead at the scene of the accident at 4:30 p.m. He said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

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