A 65-year-old Michigan man died after his lawn mower overturned and landed on him, according to the Sanilac County Sheriff Department.

Rescue crews were called to the scene on Farr Road south of Marlette Road in Elk Township about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said John Maedel was mowing a ditch on his John Deere zero-turn lawn mower when it flipped.

Maedel was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident and it remains under investigation, according to the sheriff's department.

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