One Arrested after Child Run Over by Lawn Mower in Fayette County

A 3-year old girl has suffered serious injuries after she was run over by a lawn mower in Fayette County on Wednesday night.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened in the town of Hawkeye on East Burger Street a little after 8:30 pm.

The child was airlifted to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Authorities say 23-year old Tanner Miller of Hawkeye was mowing at the home when he backed over the child. An investigation showed he was intoxicated at the time.

Miller has been arrested and charged with Homicide or Serious Injury by Vehicle and OWI 1st Offense.

The incident remains under investigation.