UNION COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Union County Sheriff's Office says a man in his 70s was killed in a lawnmower accident.
On Thursday, April 5, a man riding a Hustler zero turn mower slid down a ravine and the lawnmower overturned in the 3200 block of Austin Chaney Rd.
Fire, EMS and Sheriff’s Deputies managed to free the man but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following an investigation, deputies say it appears the victim and the other man were mowing near the end of the grass air strip at Midstate Aviation before the victim’s mower slid down the ravine, which was about five or six feet deep. All evidence indicates the man’s death was a tragic accident.
His identity has not yet been released.