Lawn Mowing Accident Claims Life

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A mowing accident claimed the life of an elderly Topeka man.

The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says emergency crews were called just before 6:30 pm Friday to the 900 block of SW Docking Road.

Homeowners discovered a zero turn radius lawn mower had slid down an embankment, overturned in a pond and pinned the man driving it underneath. Dover Fire crews used a wench to free the man, but he was deceased.

He's identified as 84-year old Wilbur Johnson, who worked as a caretaker of the property. The homeowners had seen him mowing along the edge of the pond earlier in the day.


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