Tractor accident leads to fatality

Staff Report

RONDA — A retired officer from the North Wilkesboro Police Department was killed Monday in an accident on his property.

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office reported that Rex Oliver Stanley, 57, was found on his tractor in a creek. Stanley was deceased when first responders arrived on the scene.

Sheriff’s deputies determined that Stanley had been pulling trees and brush from a creek when the chain apparently broke, whipping back and striking him in the head.

Staff Report

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