News Staff Report
An Atmore man, 59-year-old Craig Sullivan, was mortally injured last Tuesday (Oct. 30) when a tractor-trailer rig pulled over him as he worked beneath the trailer at a Jay, Fla. peanut mill.
According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, the rig was parked at Birdsong Peanuts on State Street, unloading a trailer full of the farm commodity, around 9:49 a.m.
After the peanuts were unloaded, the driver of the rig — Anthony Mincey, 43, of Edison, Ga. — “received communication to pull forward.”
Troopers reported that Mincey was “unaware that a (mill) worker (later identified as Sullivan) was under the trailer, attempting to clear some debris from the undercarriage.”
The Atmore man was critically injured when the semi began pulling forward. He was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Sullivan, who was buried Saturday in McCullough Cemetery, is survived by his wife, Anita F. Sullivan; his mother, Anne Halle Sullivan; two sisters, Karen S. Ellzy and Deborah McCallum; and six children, including Wayne Kelley of McCullough and Glenn Kelley of Atmore.
FHP reported early this week that the investigation into the fatal incident had been completed and that no charges would be forthcoming.
Mr. Sullivan’s complete obituary: http://atmorenews.com/2018/11/07/obituaries-for-the-week-of-november-042018/