I am praying for this man’s family and friends. Please do the same. Hopefully this will be the last death for a while. I can’t take this kind of crap anymore.

VERNON (Special) — A 38-year-old local man was fatally injured in an accident at the Waggoner Ranch late Wednesday afternoon.

Wilbarger County Justice of the Peace Gene Morton said fellow workers at the ranch found Ricky Don Anthony Jr. pinned between a tractor and a gate near the helicopter barn shortly before 5 p.m. The area of the ranch where the accident occurred is just off U.S. Highway 183 about 15 miles south of here.

Morton said Anthony was last seen at around 3 p.m. He said it appeared that he had gotten off the tractor to open a gate. The tractor was on a slight slope and apparently the brake failed, causing the tractor to move forward crushing Anthony. Morton said the tractor was still running.

Morton said the death was ruled accidental. Deputies from the Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident.


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