Natchez dentist killed in tractor accident

Published 7:00 pm Saturday, June 19, 2021

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NATCHEZ — A Natchez dentist was killed this morning when the tractor he was riding on rolled down a hill and on top of him.

Adams County Coroner James Lee said at about 11:30 a.m., Dr. Craig Bradford, a pediatric dentist who has practiced for many years in Natchez, was cutting brush on a farm on Foster Mound Road.

“It appears he was on the side of a hill and the very large tractor rolled over. He was not able to get out of it,” Lee said. “I am sure he died instantly.”

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Lee said he has known Bradford for many years and that he was a friend.

“He always greeted you with a smile. He was a very nice man, a very God-fearing man. This one hit me personally,” he said.