Lawnmower accident causes fatality

Staff Report

A 74-year-old man died at the scene on Thursday after a lawn mower overturned on him.

According to Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton, at 1:55 p.m. the man was mowing a lawn near the roadway and slid off into a drainage ditch with the lawn mower landing on top of him. He was pronounced dead by emergency crews on the scene.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Poplar Springs Road and Grey Shadows Lane.

The name of the victim has not yet been released as family members are still being notified.

Staff Report

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