Man Sleeping in Grass Dies After Being Hit by Transportation Department Lawn Mower

A man sleeping on the ground died after being hit by an Oregon Department of Transportation employee mowing the grass near Douglas County highway in Roseburg, according to police.

Emergency crews responded to Highway 42 in the Tenmile area at around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators said an ODOT employee was mowing the grass when he hit a man who was on the ground. It is believed the man was sleeping in the grass.

First aid was attempted, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name has not been released.

Source: ODOT mower cutting grass along Hwy 42 hits and kills man sleeping in grass | KPIC

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