LAWN MOWER ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE

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LAWN MOWER ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE

A man died following a lawn mower accident near Gordonsville, Wednesday afternoon.

While lawn mower accidents are fairly common, the incident marks the second time an individual has died in a lawn mower accident in two years.

The latest incident occurred around 12:50 p.m. on Lancaster Highway just east of the Gordonsville city limits.

The victim was identified as James Prevec, 73, Gordonsville.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, “Prevec was on a steep grade on his Craftsman riding lawn mower (tractor), traveling down a steep slope, losing control and traveling across Lancaster Highway striking a guard rail.

The victim was ejected from the tractor (lawn mower) and went over the guard rail.”

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