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Farm worker, 18, killed in Tulare County tractor accident

An 18-year-old farmworker was killed Friday in a tractor accident in Tulare County.

Details are preliminary. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that deputies responded to the accident early Friday afternoon near the intersection of Avenue 328 and Road 80, just north of Goshen.

The victim, Miguel Hernandez of Tulare, had been baling hay in a field when for unknown reasons his tractor ran him over. Two employees of the ranch called 911 and performed CPR.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.

Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.
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