Coroner identifies man who died after lawn mower accident in York County

YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) –

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The York County coroner identified 48-year-old James P Howard Jr. as the man who died after being pinned under a riding mower on Saturday afternoon.

The report says that Howard was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m. after an accidental traumatic asphyxiation.

According to authorities, the riding mower had rolled onto Howard while he had been loading it onto a trailer.

Howard was found unresponsive by police and was not able to be resuscitated.

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The York County Coroner’s Office says a 48-year old man has died, after being pinned under a riding mower on Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m., in the 2100 block of Delta Road in Chanceford Township.

The man was not responsive when emergency crews arrived. His cause of death is listed as traumatic asphyxiation.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation.

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