On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at approximately 11 a.m., State Police responded to 7139 County Route 17 in the town of Boylston for a man that was trapped under a commercial lawn tractor.

The victim, identified as Robert E. Fallows, 78, of 7139 County Route 17, Boylston, was operating a John Deere zero-turn-style lawn tractor on the west shoulder of County Route 17 when he was found pinned and unresponsive underneath the tractor in a four-foot ditch.

Fallows was transported to Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation continues.

By martha

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