Tractor hits power line, catches fire, driver killed

A man was killed when his tractor hit a powerline in a field on Cliffside Highway.

The Cherokee County Coroner says 66-year-old James Ronald Price was electrocuted after his tractor made contact with a high voltage power line.

The downed power line sparked a fire which burned the tractor.

Price was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner said the man was spraying his field when he raised the spray boom on his tractor that made contact with the 7,200 volt electrical line.

Duke Energy was called to fix the power lines.

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