An eastern Nebraska man has been killed after his riding lawnmower rolled into a ditch, pinning him underneath.
Saunders County authorities report emergency crews attempted resuscitation efforts, but 68-year-old Earl “Jim” Christensen of rural Mead was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities report Saunders County dispatchers received an emergency call early Saturday evening that a man had been pinned underneath a mower.
Mead and Wahoo emergency crews responded as well as Saunders County deputies and a state trooper. The Life Net helicopter also arrived at the scene about two miles west and a half mile north of Mead.
The accident report indicates Christensen was mowing with a large, zero-turn riding mower along a ditch near his residence when the mower rolled into the ditch, pinning him underneath it.
It was the second such accident in Nebraska within the week.
Last week, 55-year-old Max Manes of Beatrice died after his large zero-turn lawnmower went over an embankment, pinning him underneath in a creek.