Elderly western Pennsylvania man killed when tractor with brush hog mower overturns onto him


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CENTERVILLE, Pennsylvania — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say an elderly man cutting grass on his property was killed when his vehicle apparently overturned on top of him.

Officials in Washington County said 80-year-old John Marchando Jr. of Centerville was operating a tractor with a brush hog mower attached to cut grass on his property along Route 481.

Coroner Time Warco said Marchando's son found him pinned under the vehicle at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Warco said he died of sharp force trauma and ruled the death accidental. The Centerville police department is investigating.

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