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South Dakota man dies in mower mishap

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A Vivian man died of head injuries over the weekend when he fell under his lawn mower.

Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Brink says 42-year-old Michael Heuer was mowing alone at a property about 3½ miles south of Mount Vernon on Sunday morning when the accident occurred.

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Heuer was mowing beneath some evergreen trees, and officials say he might have been knocked from the mower by a low branch. He was declared dead at the scene.

Brink says the death has been ruled accidental.

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