Kansas man dies in riding mower accident

Posted 7 months ago

By Post Staff

(AP) — Shawnee County authorities say a Silver Lake man died in an apparent accident while mowing.Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 8.41.26 AM

The body of 52-year-old Bernie M. Menhusen was found Monday night pinned beneath a riding lawn mower. Shawnee County sheriff’s Lt. Jay Simecka says Menhusen was dead at the scene.

Simecka says the sheriff’s office was called about 10 p.m. Monday after Menhusen’s family reported they hadn’t heard from him since about 1 p.m.

The Shawnee County’s Coroner’s office will determine the exact cause of death.