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Well-known Grady County physician Dr. Andrew Dekle was killed Friday evening, July 10, in a tragic accident on property he owned in Mitchell County, according to the coroner there.
Coroner Stedderick Thomas said the accident happened in a pecan grove near the intersection of Spence Road and County Line Road in Mitchell County about 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Dr. Dekle was mowing when a tree limb apparently knocked him off the tractor, which had a mower attachment, according to Coroner Thomas, and was run over by the attachment.
A passerby saw Dr. Dekle lying in the field and contacted authorities, according to Coroner Thomas.
Dr. Dekle was pronounced dead at the scene.