Fairbank Boy Dies in Lawn Mowing Accident

Authorities have released the name of the boy who died in a lawn mower accident in Fairbank on Saturday.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the 400 block of Lakeside Drive a little after 1:30 pm. According to the initial investigation, 12-year old Carson McGrane of Fairbank was mowing the lawn. Authorities say it appeared he may have shut down the lawn mower and stepped away from it. It also appeared that at some point, the lawn mower began to roll backward on an incline, striking McGrane and pinning him underneath.

McGrane was removed from under the mower and pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.