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Man killed when tractor he was riding on rolled off into a ditch

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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) -

A Gastonia man was killed after the tractor he was riding on fell into a ditch while clearing brush Monday afternoon.

Gastonia police are calling this a farming accident. 

Sloan Shelton Robinson, 78, was killed after his Massey-Ferguson tractor he was riding on suddenly fell into a ditch late Monday night along Robinwood Road.

Officials said the driver wasn't pinned, but he did sustain very serious injuries.  He was pronounced dead a short time later.

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