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72-year-old man killed in farming accident identified

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The Boone County Coroner has identified the man killed in a freak accident on Monday, when his mower tipped over on him.

Asphyxia was the preliminary cause of death for 72-year-old Gary L. Yerk.

Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 18000 block of Beaverton Road in rural Boone County to learn that a bush-hog style mower had fallen on a 72-year-old man.

No foul play is suspected.

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