Man crushed to death by armored tank on Jelly Belly CEO's property

FAIRFIELD — Authorities say a man was accidentally crushed to death with a World War II-era tank on Jelly Belly chairman's Herman Rowland's property in Fairfield.

The Reporter of Vacaville ( ) say the California Highway Patrol said the victim was 54-year-old Kevin Wright of Suisun City.

The CHP says the accident occurred Saturday when Rowland's son-in-law Dwayne Brasher was driving a 1944 M5 tank during a family reunion.

Authorities said Brasher was driving the military tank through an open field on the property on Abernathy Road. Wright was a passenger and was sitting on the front edge of the tank. As the tank traveled down a dirt hill, Wright fell off and landed directly in front of the tank.

The CHP says drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been a factor in the accident.


Information from: The Reporter,

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