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Published: Wednesday, 7/16/2008

Michigan man, 83, killed in lawn mower accident


MAYBEE, Mich. An 83-year-old London Township man was killed Tuesday when the lawn mower he was operating overturned in a ditch along Gramlich Road, according to the Monroe County Sheriff s Office.

A farmer driving a tractor sprayer found Ivan R. Homrich under the lawn mower in the ditch about 8:30 p.m., nearly four hours after family members noticed that he was missing and began searching for him.

The body was taken to the Wayne County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Deputies believe that Mr. Homrich was mowing grass at the edge of a corn field near Hoffman Road and he tried to maneuver the lawn mower around a dirt mound.

The lawn mower went into the ditch and Mr. Homrich was apparently struck in the head by the mower when it rolled. His legs were pinned under the mower.

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