Franklin County Deputies and EMS personnel responded to an accident at an orchard near Eltopia Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies say a 53-year-old long time friend and employee of the small family fruit operation died when a tractor he was driving went off and down a 60-foot embankment. Deputies don't yet know what caused the fatal rollover crash, but say the investigation continues.

The man's ID is being withheld pending notification of family. The man was working along at the time of the accident, He was pronounced dead at the scene.