Cherokee County Man Dead; found underneath lawnmower

Saturday, June 16. 2018- 11:06 p.m. 


The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office confirms one person is dead after being found underneath his lawnmower Saturday morning in a small creek on JT Mackey Drive near the Leesburg Fire Station.

Leesburg Police Investigator Jamie Chatman says that the victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was traveling on a John Deere Zero-Turn mower on JT Mackey when he somehow lost control and went down into a culvert with the mower landing on top of him. Chatman says that the accident is under investigation and at this time no foul play is suspected.

Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton says that the official cause of death is crush injury to the chest.

Dr. Deaton would like to thank the Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg Fire, Cherokee EMS and the Cherokee County Rescue Squad for their assistance.

The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family.


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