'He was a lovely, kind, friendly man': Tributes paid to farmer killed in tractor accident
A man who died in a tragic tractor accident in Sligo last weekend has been named locally as West Sligo farmer Robert 'Sonny' Kilgannon, The Sligo Champion reports.
Tributes have been paid to the "kind and friendly" 78-year-old who died when his tractor when it overturned in a cul-de-sac in the Tawnamore townland near Culleens, about three miles from Dromore West around 2.30pm on Saturday.
His remains were removed to Sligo University Hospital where a post mortem examination was expected to have been carried out yesterday (Monday).
It is reported that the farmer managed to raise the alarm himself but had sadly passed away by the time the emergency services arrived.
It's not known how long it took the ambulance to reach him.
Ballymote Gardaí, who are investigating the fatality, said the farmer's tractor had left the road but he managed to make a call.
"He notified somebody that he was after having an accident but was found dead at the scene," said a senior Garda source.
"It was only a small little tractor. There was no other vehicle involved and it wouldn't have been speed," they said.