Mower accident kills state worker

May 20, 2008 5:41:51 AM PDT
Officials say a riding lawnmower apparently slid into Speedwell Forge Lake in Lancaster County and flipped over, killing a state Fish and Boat Commission employee.

Bricklerville Fire Chief Sid Adams says two fishermen in a boat found the mower in the lake in Elizabeth Township about 6 p.m. Monday, with the man's body pinned beneath it.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The man's name wasn't immediately released. Diamantoni says an autopsy is planned Tuesday to determine the cause of death.

Information from: Intelligencer Journal,