Man killed in tractor accident in DeKalb identified

The scene of a fatal tractor accident in DeKalb County near Smoke Rise County Club. (Channel 2 Action News)

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The scene of a fatal tractor accident in DeKalb County near Smoke Rise County Club. (Channel 2 Action News)

DeKalb County authorities have identified the man who was killed Monday when a tractor rolled over on him at the Smoke Rise Country Club.

Robert A. Rust, 29, of Snellville, was a groundskeeper on the golf course and was driving a tractor when it turned over around 2:30 p.m.

“It appears that he was operating a tractor with a grass blower attached to the back,” DeKalb fire spokesman Capt. Eric Jackson said Monday. “It is believed he was coming down a hill when the tractor turned over.”

There were no witnesses to the accident, but Rust was discovered by other groundskeepers, Jackson said.