North Georgia farmer killed when cow rams him against fence

A North Georgia farmer died Wednesday morning after a cow he was attempting to move drove him against a fence, an official said.

William Parris, 72, had massive chest trauma and was pronounced dead at an emergency room shortly after 11 a.m., Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor told the Rome-News Tribune.

“It’s the first time in a long time that I can recall a death attributed to a farm animal,” Proctor said.

The coroner said he didn’t know if Parris was trying to get the cow to another pasture or maybe load it into a trailer for transport.

Parris was conscious but began to feel distress about the time first responders and medical workers arrived, according to the newspaper.

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