Published On: Sun, Jul 7th, 2019

Oregon: Man sleeping in grass killed by lawnmower

Oregon State Police reported last week on the death of a man who was killed while sleeping in the grass  on Oregon Highway 42.

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Preliminary investigation revealed an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee was mowing adjacent to the eastbound shoulder and hit an adult male that is believed to have been sleeping in the grass.

ODOT employees immediately called for Emergency Medical Services and attempted first aid; however, he sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Keith Ericson with last known addresses in Rapid City, South Dakota and Santa Monica, California.

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