HANOVER, VA—Police have identified the 78-year-old Hanover County man who died in a tractor accident that also left his 78-year-old wife injured Thursday.
James Weldon Mitchell, 78, was killed during the accident. Mitchell's 78-year-old wife was injured in the accident.
It happened early Thursday morning at the couple's home, according to the Hanover County Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Mike Trice.
Authorities said the man fell from a small tractor as the couple was preparing it for gardening work. The man's wife, while attempting to help her husband, was injured.
Both were taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The wife remains hospitalized at VCU Medical Center; her condition is unknown.
The home is located in the 11000 block of Verdon Road, just north of Ashland.
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