By Associated Press - Saturday, August 1, 2015

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an 84-year-old rural Burlington man has died in a lawnmower accident.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports ( ) that James Elder died in the Friday afternoon accident.

Investigators say Des Moines County Sheriff’s deputies and fire and rescue crews were sent to Elder’s home around 3 p.m. Elder was pronounced dead at his home, located about 10 miles north of Burlington.

Investigators believe the lawnmower tipped over and trapped Elder.


Information from: The Hawk Eye,

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