FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas -- A man is dead after being run over by a tractor in Fayette County.
Sheriff Keith Korenek says someone called 911 around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 to report that a tractor was on his or her property on Berger Road.
Deputies arrived and found the body of 51-year-old Jerome Fillip near the tractor. He was declared dead at the scene.
Sheriff Korenek says family members told investigators that the starter of the tractor had been malfunctioning, and a screw driver had to be used to start it. The tractor was apparently running when it started and sprung forward. This caused Fillip to be dragged and run over by the machine.
His death is being ruled an accident.