Leesburg Mayor Ed Mackey has died. Mackey was fatally injured Thursday morning, while operating a bulldozer on his property, just off Keener Drive in Leesburg.
Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton said Mackey was working on a bulldozer outside a shop at his home about 10:30 a.m. when the equipment engaged and he was pulled underneath it.
Deaton said the mayor was pronounced dead at the scene, from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
Mackey’s son was working inside the shop and heard a loud noise outside. He went outside and discovered the accident, the coroner said.
The death has been ruled accidental. (more…)