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A 79-year-old man has died after getting pinned under his own lawn mower in Eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said.

John Lippert was found dead under a zero-turn lawn mower by his mailbox on the 100 block of Browns Church Road in Wayne Township (Schuylkill County) around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Family members told investigators that Lippert had used the lawn mower as means to get his mail due to his declining health.

However, at some point in the past, the emergency cutoff switch under the mower's seat was turned off, police said.

When Lippert used it to get his mail that day, he lost control of the machine, causing it to run over him and asphyxiate him, according to police.

His death was determined to be accidental.

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A three-vehicle crash closed part of US Route 222 in central Pennsylvania in the afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 4, authorities say. 

The crash happened in the southbound lanes just south of the Oregon Pike exit, Manheim Township police say.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash has rolled over onto its side, according to the police. 

The roadway appeared to have reopened around 3:30 p.m., according to traffic cameras in the area. 

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