Cobb County, GA (August 17, 2018) – An accident Thursday night involving a tractor and a pedestrian claimed the life of one shortly after 12:15 a.m.
The incident took place in the Norfolk Southern rail yard when Lavoyd Pete, 58, of Hiram was parking a while tractor in a private plot of the yard located at 6000 Dr. Luke Glenn Garrett Jr. Memorial Boulevard.
Pete attempted to pull the tractor into a parking space when he struck 31-year-old James Maxwell. Maxwell was knocked down to the ground, but Pete did not see him. As a result, Pete backed the tractor on top of Maxwell’s chest and abdomen.
Maxwell was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Maxwell family as they grieve from this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.
Accidents Causing Fatalities in Georgia
Dealing with accidents that result in death is a very difficult thing for families. Quite often these incidents result in emotional pain and suffering, loss of wages, and an unfortunate transformation of a family.
Quite often, families are unaware of the rights they have available to them while dealing with this type of accident. At the Nye Law Group, we help families suffering from the loss of a loved one deal with insurance companies and file claims for compensation when necessary.
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