An 86-year-old man has died in a mowing accident in Hutchinson.

The Hutchinson News reports that Harold E. Swanson of Hutchinson died Friday. Patrol Capt. Darrian Campbell said Swanson had been using a mower pulled behind a tractor to cut grass when he took a "not normal" path that ended in the middle of the yard.

Campbell says there were cuts on Swanson's body from the mower blades, and it appeared he was dragged under it somehow. He said it would take a few weeks until autopsy reports confirm or narrow down the possibilities of the cause of death.

Swanson's relatives were early settlers in Reno County, and he was a well-known farmer in the Hutchinson area.


A man is dead after a tractor accident in Reno County.  It happened just before 10 just east of Airport Road and G.

Very few details have been released, but officials tell us a man with a small tractor was pulling a mower. At some point, he fell off the tractor and was then run over by the mower.

Police don't know if the man suffered a medical condition or if there was a mechanical issue with the tractor.

He was found by his wife and workers on the family's farmstead.