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5-year-old killed in Conewango lawn mower incident

Troopers say the child was found unresponsive under a lawn mower Wednesday evening on State Route 241.

CONEWANGO, N.Y. — A 5-year-old child in the Town of Conewango died Wednesday after falling off a riding lawn mower, according to New York State Police.

Troopers say the child was found unresponsive under a lawn mower around 8:29 p.m. on State Route 241.

Further investigation reveals that the child was on a riding lawn mower without an adult and was thrown from the mower. Troopers say the lawn mower drove over the child, resulting in fatal injuries. 

The 5-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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