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Man dies in tractor accident in Berkeley County

September 28, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man died Tuesday afternoon in a farm tractor accident, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Terrance J. Stemple, 55, was attempting to pull a large log out of some brush with a pulley system when the front end of the tractor went up, causing the tractor to overturn onto him, the release said.

Deputy C.S. Merson, Lt. R. Gardner and Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster, along with local EMS and fire personnel, assisted at the scene, according to the release.

No further information was available.

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