Man clearing brush near Gastonia killed

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GASTONIA, N.C. — Authorities say a man has been killed in a tractor accident near Gastonia.

Police say a man operating a tractor was clearing brush around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Police say the tractor apparently slid off the road into a ditch, and the man was killed.

Authorities are trying to determine if the victim suffered a medical problem prior to the accident.

The man’s name has not been released.

Credit: The Associated Press.