October 31, 2019–7:41 a.m.
A Cherokee County man was killed in a farm-related accident involving a grain auger, Tuesday afternoon at a County Road 560 address.
Floyd EMS the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and McCords Volunteer Firefighters responded to the scene around 3:30.
According to Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton,
49-year-old Christopher Duane Smith of Centre suffered a closed traumatic head injury and was LifeFlighted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga – where he later died.