Cumby man dies in farming accident Saturday
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov. 7, 2005 - A 56-year-old Cumby man died Saturday afternoon at a Greenville hospital of injuries sustained in a farming accident.

Robert Cash Sr. was working with a tractor at his FM 275 south residence, located about 1 mile south of Interstate 30 Saturday afternoon. About 1:50 p.m., Cash’s wife called 911 to report that he had been run over by the tractor which was running loose on the property.

Cumby police and firefighters, along with Hopkins County deputies and firefighters, and state troopers were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival of Cumby police, it was learned the man was seriously injured. Officers also said that it appeared the tractor had also run into the Cash residence, damaging it.

Emergency responders said the man had been run over by the tractor and called for an air ambulance. Paremedics determined, however, it would be better to transport Cash by ground ambulance to Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville then flown to another facility if his condition could be stablized.

Cash was pronounced dead at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville according to  reports.

State troopers and deputies, upon an initial investigation of the accident scene indicated the man was likely working beside the tractor when it jumped into gear and began moving, "traveling over his torso.”

Funeral services for Robert Cash Sr. are being directed by Cumby Funeral Home.

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