Pike County man dies in lawnmower accident

Pike County, Kentucky - A Pike County man died after what officials call a freak accident.

They tell us Johnny Shumate was cutting grass along Gardner Fork near Shelbiana when the deck of his utility lawnmower hit a rock, causing him to overturn.

We are told the tractor then rolled about 150 feet over an embankment.

Lucas and Hall Funeral Home are handing his arrangements.

Visitation begins Friday evening at 6, his funeral is Saturday at 1 p.m.

Shumate was 67 years old.

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