Fatal Lawn Mower Accident

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PORTLAND, NY (WNY News Now) – A Monday afternoon pickup truck vs. lawnmower accident has led to one dead in the Town of Portland.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident involving a lawn mower at a Barnes Road address, near Prospect Station Road at 12:04 p.m. on July 17. 

Upon investigation, officers determined that the riding lawnmower’s operator drove onto the road and straight into the path of a pickup truck towing a trailer. 

The truck’s driver tried to stop and miss the mower, but was not able to do so. 

The mower’s driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Currently the names of those involved are being withheld until family members are properly notified.



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