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ST. CLAIR, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is dead after a lawn mower he was riding overturned and pinned him beneath it.

The Washington Missourian reports 67-year-old Vernon Peterson of St. Clair was killed in the accident Sunday afternoon.

Franklin County sheriff's deputies were called at 2:43 p.m. to the home. The sheriff's office says it appears Peterson was cutting crash with his zero-turn mower when it overturned.

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Information from: Washington Missourian, http://www.emissourian.com

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