Olton Man Killed in Ginning Accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Olton Man Killed in Ginning Accident


An Olton man is dead following a cotton ginning accident. The Hale County Sheriff's Department identifies him as 32-year-old Mario Lopez, Jr.

Authorities say he got caught in the ginning equipment and suffocated. Deputies got the call at 6:35 am Wednesday morning at the Cotton Center Coop in Cotton Center.

The Sheriff's Department believes the accident may have been caused by an equipment malfunction. 

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