One killed in tractor incident in Horry County

One person has died in an incident involving a tractor on Middleton Road around 1:15 p.m. Monday, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.

James Thompkins, 81, of Conway, died of massive trauma when the tractor he was operating rolled over on him, Fowler added.

Thompkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fowler added that it appears Thompkins may have gotten too close to a ditch, causing the tractor to slide and ultimately flip, pinning Thompkins under the tractor.