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Man dies in mowing accident near Smithsburg

August 10, 2013

A man died Saturday night after a tractor rolled over onto him in the 22200 block of Jefferson Boulevard near Smithsburg, Maryland State Police said.

Terry Verdier, 42, was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center, police said.

Police said it appeared that Verdier was mowing his lawn on a hillside using a zero-turn-style mower when it rolled over on top of him, pinning him underneath the mower for a undetermined time period.     

Authorities were dispatched to 22217 Jefferson Boulevard after the incident was reported at 8:01 p.m.

A state police helicopter that had been dispatched to the incident was subsequently canceled, officials said.

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