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Boy killed after falling from grandfather's tractor

Posted March 7, 2012 11:51 a.m. EST

— A 5-year-old died Monday after falling off a tractor as his grandfather plowed a field, authorities said Wednesday.

Kennon Ray Wilkins was riding in the tractor's cab with his grandfather and fell out as the tractor made a turn and the cab door swung open, authorities said.

The tractor ran over the boy, and he was pronounced dead at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

The incident occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday in a field off McDuffie Crossing Road, north of Lumberton.

Authorities have ruled the death and accident, and no charges will be filed.