Four Oaks man dies in backhoe accident

(Amy Cutler/WNCN)

FOUR OAKS, N.C. (WNCN – A 74-year-old Four Oaks man died in an accident involving a backhoe Wednesday.

Charles Peterson was operating the heavy machinery at his home at 508 Reedy Creek Rd. around 1:30 p.m. when it rolled over him, neighbors say.

It is unclear what caused the accident but neighbors believe Peterson suffered some kind of medical emergency beforehand.

No other information was immediately available.

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