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Authorities ID Iowa teen killed in lawn mower accident

July 23, 2019

FAIRFAX, Iowa (AP) — Linn County authorities identified a teen killed when a lawn mower he was operating overturned, pinning him beneath.

Authorities say 17-year-old Alexander Wade Prochaska, of Cedar Rapids, died in the accident.

First responders were sent around 8:20 p.m. Monday to a site about a 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) east of Fairfax. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says Prochaska was trapped under the mower, which had overturned while he was trying to mow a ditch.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

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