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NEWLY UPDATED: Man dies in tractor accident

Monday, May 11, 2009

CLAY CITY -- A 20-year-old Terre Haute man died near Clay City early Monday afternoon following a tractor accident.

Officials were dispatched to an area near County Road 200 East and CR 550 S. at 6:26 p.m., for the accident.

When officials arrived, the man, John S. Wynn, Terre Haute, was unresponsive after being pinned under water by a John Deere 755 tractor.

According to Clay County Sheriff's Department officials, Wynn was allegedly being towed backward on the vehicle when the blade on the back of the tractor got caught on a tree stump.

The tractor, according to officials, then flipped over into a small pond, where Wynn was allegedly trapped for approximately three minutes before being pulled to shore by his father.

CPR was started by persons on the scene at the time of the accident and continued by emergency responders, who were unable to revive Wynn.

Wynn was transported from the scene to St. Vincent Clay Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Information is still being gathered regarding the accident and exact cause of death. However, officials said foul play is not suspected in the incident.

In addition to CCSD, responding officials included TransCare, the Center Point Town Marshal, Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department, Clay City Volunteer Fire Department, Center Point Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and Air Evac.

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"CPS" was started? Maybe CPR?

-- Posted by millertime on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 7:59 AM

Ummm .. "millertime"? Put the "miller down" .. the spelling in the article is right .. YOURS? Not so much. lol

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 10:24 AM

What is wrong with you people (millertime and Emmes)? This story is tragic. As a father of twenty year olds myself, this made me ill when I read the story----and you two are making jokes. Stop it!!!!!!!

-- Posted by alias on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 1:04 PM

Emmes, I have to confirm Millertimes comment. When the original article was published it did say CPS, he wasn't making fun of the victim or the severity of the accident. However given the nature of the accident I would say the timing of the comment may have been off.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 5:47 PM

How tragic, u could not imagine the loss of a child, much less the was this happed. May God be with his faimly in this great time of loss!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 9:39 PM

John and I were roommates together and we became pretty good friends before we went our separate ways. We kept in touch online but we didn't get to hang out much after that. I'm speechless beyond that for what words I want to say. But I'm pretty sure it all leads to a bitter sadness and a huge amount of prayer for his family. I wish I could have been there for him.

-- Posted by Shawn Mitchell on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 9:46 PM

I was not aware that the original article stated CPS. My apologies. I would never "make a joke" of the tragedy that happened here. I have a 21 yo son myself. Agreed "localguy1972" my comments timing was off - thank you for reminding me in a decent, thoughtful way. My sincerest apologies to the families of this tragic event.

Nothing is "wrong with me", my fingers merely engaged before my brain did in that moment. I am truly sorry.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, May 14, 2009, at 9:46 AM

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