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Lawnmower-Vehicle Mishap Claims Life of Lyons Woman

A 79-year-old woman was killed last week when a lawn mower she was riding was struck by a vehicle traveling south on Johnson Corner Road. A news release from the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office reported that Joanne Martin Rolen of Lyons was pronounced deceased at the scene. The mishap occurred on Tuesday, October 19, around 7:27 p.m. Based on preliminary information gathered by responding officers, it appears Rolen was struck by a vehicle while turning around in the roadway after retrieving her mail from a mailbox at the side of the road.

The accident has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol for further investigation.

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