Billy Huffines was pronounced dead on Saturday in Fannett,
about 70 miles (115 kms) east of Houston, after fire department
medics were unable to resuscitate him.
"There's been a lot of rain over here and there's a possibility
that the wheels of a tractor, or a mower like that, dig into the
mud and inertia can pull it over if the edge slopes downward
like a ditch," said Deputy Rod Carroll of the Jefferson County
Sheriff's office said.
Huffines was mowing the lawn on his property. An autopsy was
being conducted, he said.
(Reporting by Amanda Orr; Writing by Jon Herskovitz)
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