Former Coroner Killed In Mowing Accident

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say former Knox County coroner Jerry Garland has been killed in a mowing accident near Barbourville.

Kentucky State Police in Harlan say Garland was on a riding mower cutting grass on an embankment Sunday around 3 p.m. when the vehicle started sliding down.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the mower nose-dived off the embankment and struck a ditch line.

The vehicle landed on top of Garland, causing extensive head and internal injuries, state police said.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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