Freak Accident Takes Life

Lawton, OK – Police: Lawton man dead in lawn mower accident

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Police say a man in his 80s has died after a lawn mower tipped over and rolled on top of him.

Police identified the victim of Tuesday's accident as Tommie Gunn. They say Gunn was riding on the lawn mower, cutting the grass along a creek bed, when the machine tipped over.

Police Lt. Alvin Winham told television station KSWO that it appears a ravine where Gunn was cutting grass included "a little bit of a drop off" and that likely caused the lawn mower to roll over.

Winham says the accident is being investigated.


Information from: KSWO-TV,