Police: Tractor runs over, kills Mebane man

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Friday, January 13, 2017

MEBANE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Mebane police said a Taylorsville man was killed when his tractor ran him over early Friday morning.

Officers were sent to the 7300 block of Oakwood Street Ext. around 6:30 a.m.

Witnesses on the scene told police Robert Eugene Leenerts exited the tractor to inspect front-end damage and failed to set the parking brake.

The tractor reportedly began to roll and Leenerts was unable to get out of the way.

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