Martinville, VA Lawn Mower Accident, May 2015

A man was killed in a riding lawn mower accident in Martinsville.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 100 block of Westbrook Lane.

Investigators say James Leon Eanes, 71, was operating the riding lawn mower when it went over an embankment. Eanes became trapped under the lawn mower.

Martinsville police say citizens at the scene performed CPR until help arrived.

Eanes was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office for examination.