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Farm worker dies in tobacco combine in Sumter County

(Sumer-AP) July 21, 2005 - A 55-year-old farm worker has been killed by a tobacco combine while working in a field in Sumter County. Eddie Wilder of Alcolu died Wednesday morning.

A co-worker found Wilder between the blades of the combine. A sheriff's department report says Jesse Durant told authorities he saw Wilder in the driver's seat about 9:25am Wednesday. Durant says he noticed Wilder was not in the seat about 15 minutes later and found him between the combine's blades.

Sheriff Anthony Dennis says the death has preliminarily been ruled an accident. An autopsy is planned.

Posted 12:49pm by Bryce Mursch

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