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ITHE COODINGTON FATALITY.

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THE COODINGTON FATALITY. I Inquest and Yerdlot. On Friday last at Coddington Farm, Cod- dington, Mir T Hutchinson (coroner), con- ducted an inquiry into the death of Mr George Price, fanner, aged 62 years, who was killed1 on the previous Wednesday afternoon under circumstances reported in our last issue. Mr James Ward was foreman of the following jury :-Messrs J Hill, D' Smith, H Mitchell, H Dawson, T Payne, ? Drew,. R Thomas, H Webley, R Lawrence, J Thomas, and H Bond. William Ernest Price, deceased's son, of the Mill Farm, Colwall, said his father was 62 years of age. On Wednesday witness assisted his father to do some rolling with a Cambridge roller. They bad three horses, two young horses in the traces and an old horse in the shafts. They finished rolling about two o'clock and were returning home. Deceased was in charge of the leading horse, and witness was leading the shaft horse. The roller made a noise as they came through the gate-way and it startled the second horse. They bolted and deceased was knocked down by the front horse. The roller passed over his head killing him on the spot. Witness epdevoured to stop the horse but failed. Dr A R Green, Ledbury, said that he was called to deceased's house on Wednesday.. Deceased was dead. He had received exten- sive injuries to the head and death was duer to a fractured skull and laceration of tke brain A verdict in accordance with 'the medical evidence was returned, and the jury passed a vote of condolence with the bereaved family.

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