Man pulling trailer of Christmas decorations killed | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | December 7, 2015 4:22 pm
Last Updated: December 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm
A Walterboro man was killed when his tractor overturned after being hit by a car Saturday on Maple Ridge Road.
A Walterboro man was killed Saturday evening when the farm tractor he was driving was struck by another vehicle on Maple Ridge Road.
Colleton County Deputy Coroner Richard Carter said Ronnie Sylvester Generette, 54, of Walterboro, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma.
According to the report from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Generette was driving a John Deere 5105 farm tractor, towing a small trailer, when the trailer was hit in the rear by a 2007 Honda Accord driven by Robert Wade, 37, no address listed. The accident occurred in the 3600 block of Maple Ridge Road Saturday at approximately 6:10 p.m.
The impact caused the tractor to overturn in the roadway, ejecting Generette, and sending the trailer into the ditch.
Wade was transported to the Emergency Department of the Colleton Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the accident.
Carter said that the tractor’s trailer was loaded with lights and ornaments used in a large outdoor Christmas display installed by residents of the neighborhood. Generette had been helping the residents erect the holiday display when he was killed.
Maple Ridge Road was closed to traffic for approximately five-and-one-half hours while the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s MAIT team conducted its investigation into the accident.
The investigation is continuing.