A Richmond man is dead as the result of a tractor accident which occurred Friday night on Carver's Ferry Road near Valley View, according to published reports.

According to Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison, the victim was identified as Tommy Davis, 55, of Richmond.

Cornelison said he believes Davis was knocked off the tractor going over rough terrain, and died as a result of injuries sustained in the fall. The coroner pronounced Davis dead at the scene. He has ruled the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

Cornelison said the tractor did not roll over, but wet grounds may have been a factor in the accident.

Davis's family called 911 when he didn't return home on Saturday night. He was last seen putting tires on the tractor at approximately 9:30 p.m., on Friday, according to the coroner.

This article has been updated to reflect a correction.

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