BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Frederick County man was killed Wednesday when his lawnmower flipped over and landed atop him, authorities said.
Deputies were called to the 5300 block of Sidney Road in Mt. Airy about 8:30 p.m. in response to a vehicle accident, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said.READ MORE: Hogan Orders Suspension Of Maryland's 'Good & Substantial Reason' Requirement For Concealed Carry Permits
When they arrived, they found 82-year-old Augustus Harris pinned underneath a zero-turn lawnmower. He was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: East Baltimore Sinkhole Prompts City To Shut Down Part Of North Avenue Until Further Notice
Based on a preliminary investigation, deputies believe Harris was riding along a hill when the mower hit a snag and flipped over on top of him.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Storm Threat Triggers Alert Day
Harris’ body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy that will determine his exact cause of death, deputies said.