Washington County Man Killed in Tractor Accident

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Washington County A Washington County man has died from injuries he received when he got trapped under a tractor shredder.

It happened off FM 390 North in the William Penn Area, north of Brenham.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Edward Ray Averitt, 60, was trying to jump start a tractor Thursday afternoon when he fell and somehow the tractor moved forward pinning him underneath.

A medical helicopter was called, but could not find a place to land.

Averitt was taken to Scott and White Hospital in Brenham where he died.

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