Shelby County Public Works employee Pierre Davis, 29, was killed when his tractor flipped while cutting grass on St. Elmo Road near Raleigh.
The incident happened just after 10 a.m. Davis was maneuvering the tractor along an embankment when it turned over. He died at the scene. Davis had worked for Shelby County government for eight years. He began his career there as a temporary laborer and equipment operator. He was hired full-time in 2011.
“This is a tragic day for Shelby County government. We extend our sympathy to Mr. Davis’ family,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
“Mr. Davis was a faithful employee who took pride in serving the citizens of Shelby County. We’re working with sheriff’s investigators to determine what caused this tragic accident,” said Tom Needham, director of Shelby County Public Works.