1 Killed In Crop-Dusting Crash In West Tennesee

1 Killed In Crop-Dusting Crash In West Tennesee

By Laken Bowles. CREATED Aug 27, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 28, 2014

MIDDLETON, Tenn. – Police said the pilot of a crop-dusting plane has died after crashing in West Tennessee.


The plane went down Wednesday near Middleton in Hardeman County.

Deputies told WBBJ the plane crashed in a soybean field about a half of a mile down a private dirt road on a farm.


Officials with the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot was identified as James Taylor. He was the only person on board the plane.

It was the second recent crop-dusting crash that caused a death in West Tennessee.

On August 20, 29-year-old Hollis Malone was killed when his crop duster fell in Parsons. The cause of the crash is still being determined.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)