Man involved in lawn tractor accident falls 15 feet, dies

The man was pronounced dead at the scene

A man was pronounced dead after an apparent lawn tractor accident Wednesday. 

Vernon County Sheriff’s Department reports Mark Halverson, 61, of Genoa failed to show up for work on the family farm so relatives went to check on him. 

Relatives reported they found Mr. Halverson lying in a swampy area underneath the lawn tractor. 

It appeared Halverson lost control of the lawn tractor and went down a fifteen foot embankment, where the lawn tractor landed on him.

Halverson appeared to have been there for an extended period of time and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.