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Lawnmower driver killed on Otter Tail highway

FERGUS FALLS - Someone driving a lawnmower in the middle of Otter Tail County Highway 40 on Thursday afternoon was killed when a vehicle struck the lawnmower, according to law enforcement.

A 78-year-old from Vining was driving the lawnmower and suffered serious injuries before being transported by Lifeflight to a Fargo hospital.

A 38-year-old from Underwood who was driving the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix that hit the lawnmower was taken to Lake Region hospital in Fergus Falls with unknown injuries.

The accident is under investigation.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office is not releasing names at this time.