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Callaway County man killed in ride-on lawnmower accident

Callaway County man killed in ride-on lawnmower accident

PORTLAND, Missouri (KMIZ)

A man was killed in a ride-on lawnmower accident in Portland, Missouri on Wednesday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 64-year-old George Ward of Portland was driving a Dixie Chopper lawn mower along the shore of Paradise Lake at 10970 Oak Lane at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The accident report states that the lawnmower skidded and fell into the lake, trapping Ward under the mower.

This is the second recent fatal lawn mower accident in Missouri. A Layette County man died in June when a lawn mower tipped over on the operator.

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