Muleshoe farmer killed in tractor crash

CNJ staff

A 41-year-old Muleshoe farmer was killed Sunday morning in Bailey County when a tractor he was driving overturned on U.S. 70/84 after being struck by a pickup truck, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Paul Fulcher was driving eastbound around 11 a.m. (CDT) when the tractor was struck by a Dodge Ram driven by Eduardo Rodriguez, 33, of Muleshoe, the DPS reported.

The accident occurred about three-tenths of a mile from Progress, Mark Ellison, police communications operator, said Monday.

Rodriguez’ vehicle clipped the axle of the tractor, causing his truck to spin into the ditch and the tractor to overturn, Ellison said.

Fulcher was ejected from the tractor and crushed beneath it, Ellison said. He died at the scene.

Ellison said Rodriguez was transported to the Muleshoe Area Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Ellison said he was not aware of any citations given in connection with the crash.

Fulcher is survived by two sons and a daughter.