Child hit, killed by lawn mower

Friday, April 13, 2018

A girl was struck and killed by a riding lawn mower in the yard of a home on U.S. 41A North between Shelbyville and Unionville last week, according to an investigative report released Thursday by the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

The child was dead when investigators arrived and found her body lying face down next to the mower, the report said.

A witness told deputies the child was running toward the lawn mower, fell and was run over. Moments later the same witness said the child was actually on the mower before she fell, according to the report.

Another man at the scene said he didn't witness the incident but helped lift the front of the mower off the child.

No charges will be filed, the BCSO said. The incident is being classified by the department as an accidental death.