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Police: Child, 5, Killed In Lawnmower Accident

CONEWANGO — A 5-year-old child was killed in a lawnmower accident Wednesday in Cattaraugus County, the New York State Police reported.

Troopers based in Jamestown responded to Route 241 in the town of Conewango around 8:30 p.m. for a unresponsive child under a mower.

“Further investigation revealed that a 5-year-old child was on a riding lawn mower without an adult and was thrown from the mower,” the state police said in a news release. “The lawn mower drove over the child causing fatal injuries. The 5-year-old was pronounced at the scene.

“This is still an ongoing investigation.”

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