- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

SMITHVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a 51-year-old Oklahoma man has died after his riding lawnmower struck a culvert and overturned.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the incident happened Wednesday night near Smithville in McCurtain County. According to a preliminary report, Mark Baggs of Battiest was mowing with a John Deere tractor when the vehicle struck a roadside culvert and overturned.

Authorities say the tractor landed on top of Baggs, pinning him beneath. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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