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Man on riding lawnmower hit, killed in Louisa County

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-01 22:19:33-04

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. -- State police are investigating after a man on a riding lawnmower was hit and killed in Louisa County Saturday morning.

Troopers responded to the accident at Route 522 just south of Owens Creek Road just before 9:45 a.m.

"The Trooper's preliminary investigation reveals that 21-year-old Brent Davis, of Mineral, was driving a 1995 Lincoln Town Car southbound on Route 522," Sgt. Keeli L. Hill with Virginia State Police said. "As Davis was entering a curve, 46-year-old Garrett Lyron Jackson, of Mineral, was on a riding lawnmower attempting to turn the mower around in the roadway to make his way back onto the lawn."

Hill said that Jackson said he tried to stop, but rear-ended the lawnmower, throwing Jackson from the mower.

Jackson was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries.

State police said the crash remains under investigation and that no charges had been filed as of Saturday afternoon.

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