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Man dies in lawnmower accident in Prospect

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By Amanda Manning

A 46-year-old man was killed April 18 in a lawnmower accident in Prospect.

Alejandro Avila, of Al’s Complete Lawn Care, was mowing the property behind the country club near Cardinal Harbour Drive when his mower went into a lake, according to Oldham County Police.

“The victim appeared to have lost control of the mower, entered the corner of the lake, where according to witnesses, he located a short time later with the mower on top of him, flipped over in the lake,” Oldham County Police said in a news release.

Witnesses were able to pull the mower and Avila out and begin CPR.

The coroner later pronounced Avila, a Shelbyville resident, dead at the scene.

Oldham County Police are conducting the death investigation. Oldham County EMS and the North Oldham Fire Department also responded to the scene. 

No other information is being released at this time.