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Boy, 3, killed in lawnmower accident in Tabor City

Posted August 17, 2011 7:20 p.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2011 8:49 a.m. EDT

— A 3-year-old boy died after being run over by a lawnmower in Tabor City on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Mario Lewis Jr. was riding in the lap of an adult driving a riding lawnmower off West 3rd Street, Horry County coroner Robert Edge said. The adult stopped the mower and briefly got off. In that moment, Mario fell off, and the mower rolled forward over him.

Mario died of head injuries at Loris Community Hospital in Loris, S.C., Edge said.

No charges have been filed. Tabor City police were investigating the death.