Crime

Man killed while driving lawn mower on highway

A 39-year-old Irwinton man was killed after he was run over while driving a riding lawn mower on a highway Sunday morning.

Christopher Clint Young was driving a Craftsman lawn mower east on Ga. 96 sometime between 3:30 and 4 a.m. when his girlfriend “wound up running over him,” Wilkinson County Coroner Billy Matthews said.

The car hit the lawn mower from behind, and both vehicles flipped into a ditch, according to an email from the Georgia State Patrol, which is reconstructing the crash.

The crash happened a little more than a quarter mile from Young’s home in the 7100 block of Ga. 96, Matthews said.

No charges have been filed pending results of the investigation, the state patrol said.

Young’s autopsy will be performed at the GBI crime lab.

Laura Corley: 478-744-4334, @Lauraecor

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