Coroner: Truck hits tractor, kills farmer

Emergency personnel at the scene. (Source: WYFF)
Emergency personnel at the scene. (Source: WYFF)

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - A 58-year-old farmer was killed Thursday when a truck left the road and slammed into his tractor, according to the coroner.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Harold Clinkscales was using his John Deere tractor to pull a hay rake. Clinkscales was stopped in a driveway off Smith McGee Road just outside Starr, Shore said.

Shore said an Elberton man slowed his pickup truck when he saw the tractor to see if it was going to pull out. A second pickup driven by 58-year-old Eddie Arnold sideswiped the first truck and left the roadway and crashed into Clickscales' tractor, Shore said.

Clinkscales died at the scene. Arnold was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the first truck was not injured.

There was no immediate word of any charges in connection to the crash.

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