Mowing Accident Claims Life of Local Man
A 37-year old Sulphur Springs man was killed in an apparent mowing accident Wednesday afternoon. Deceased is Scotty Joe Thompson. The accident occurred as the man was mowing around a pond on property called The Savannah located on County Road 4778. The lawn mower overturned into the pond trapping the man underwater. He was dead by the time his body was removed from the pond by first responders. Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer pronounced the man dead at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday and ordered an autopsy.
Funeral services for Mr. Thompson are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.