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Man Killed After FedEx Van Collides with Lawnmower

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

crime-tapeROCKLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – The Venango County coroner has released the name of a Kennerdell man who was killed in an accident involving a FedEx van and a lawnmower.

Venango County Coroner Christina Rugh told that 72-year-old Jerome (Jerry) Lynch, of Kennerdell, died at the scene of the collision.

The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, according to Rugh.

He was pronounced deceased at 2:57 p.m.

According to Franklin-based State Police, the fatal accident happened around 2:11 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, on Rockland Cranberry Road, in Rockland Township, Venango County.

Police say this crash occurred as a delivery van, operated by a 57-year-old Oil City man, was traveling south on Rockland Cranberry Road. The vehicle struck a Cub Cadet lawn tractor that was traveling south on Rockland Cranberry Road.

Upon impact, the driver of the lawnmower (identified as Jerome Lynch) was thrown off it and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the FedEx van suffered suspected minor injuries.

The name of the driver of the van was not released.

Community Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

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