According to Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon, Holmes was apparently driving the tractor when he fell off and was run over.
“From what we’ve determined, he had a sudden cardiac event and fell off,” Harmon said.
Family member brought Holmes to Trace Regional Hospital by private vehicle where he was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center.
“He was pronounced (deceased) during surgery,” Harmon said.
Services will be held May 10 at Callahan M.B. Church. Williams Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
In a related incident, the car Holmes was brought to the hospital in caught fire in the parking lot after he was taken to the emergency room.
“I guess they ran it so hard it caught fire,” Harmon said.
No one was injured in the fire.