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Paducah man found dead in field


A Paducah man is dead following a farm accident Saturday.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department 79-year-old Willie "Russell" Lawrence was found face down in a field and unresponsive just before 4:00 yesterday afternoon.

Authorities say Lawrence was trying to harness two miniature draft horses and the horses got out of control. Lawrence reportedly became tangled in the harness and was dragged several yards into a field.

The coroner says cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma caused by the horses.

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