Officials investigate Johnston County death

Officials said man was mowing grass when his lawnmower somehow ended up pinning him in a creek (Image courtesy Carter Rabil)

August 31, 2012 2:57:05 PM PDT
Officials are investigating a man's death in Johnston County Wednesday evening.

Authorities said 77-year-old Edwin Summers was mowing grass when his lawnmower somehow ended up pinning him in a creek. The incident happened on Crantock Road in Smithfield, but officials are unsure when. Summers body was discovered around 5:15 p.m.

Summers was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy showed Summers drowned after being pinned.

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