Rocky Mount Man Dead After Lawnmower Accident

A man was killed by the lawnmower he was riding on and now his family is preparing for the funeral.

69 year old Elmer Webb Jr. was killed Wednesday evening in Rocky Mount after the commercial lawnmower he was riding flipped over on top of him, that's according Cpt. Joyner with the Nash County Sheriff's Office, who says that Webb was mowing a person's lawn on Haywood Drive that day.

When that person came home, they found Webb pinned under the lawnmower, that had flipped into an embankment.

According to Cpt. Joyner, by the time firefighters arrived, Webb had died.

His funeral is planned for Saturday.


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  • by edna richh Location: 7004snashhighrd on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    sandra my prayers go out to you and family ienjoy going to mississippi i know he will be missed
  • by CJ LO on Mar 16, 2012 at 02:24 PM
    My thoughts and prayers go out to this family. Very sad......
  • by less atmospheric pollution Location: inside the city limits on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    Think I'm going to tell my neighbors this Summer that cutting my acre of grass is too dangerous for a senile 58 year old. If there ain't no snakes in it, let it grow! Looks just fine to me.
  • by Jay Location: Winterville on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:39 AM
    This is indeed sad and serves to remind those with riding mowers to be careful and maybe not be cutting lawns alone or at least have someone check on you occasionally. So sorry for the family.
  • by WRONG Location: Wilson on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:09 AM
    The information in this article is inaccurate! The true story can be read in the Wilson Daily Times. The man owned a landscaping company and was cutting grass for a customer not a friend...and he fell off an embankment, he was not driving down it.
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      by Wilson on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM in reply to WRONG
      I thought the man was from Wilson. To "Wrong" - please copy and paste as the Wilson-Times will not let you read much of the story. Or relay the info here. I do find a Webb's Landscaping with Mr Elmer Webb as owner. God Bless his family.
  • by Ken Location: rocky mount on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:42 AM
    That is terrible, did this happen at the reservoir?
  • by Mike Location: Onslow on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:39 AM
    I'd like more info. Maybe I need to watch the 1800 news tonight. Call me the stick in the mud. The story reads: That friend came home to find Webb pinned under the lawnmower after he drove it down an embankment. First rule the kids learned, "acoss the bankment" not "up or down". SAFTY FIRST!
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      by Yup! on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:42 AM in reply to Mike
      I'm inclined to agree with you.
  • by Just Me on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    So awful ! Prayers for the family.
  • by Yardman on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    Mowing equipment and other rotary equipment are inherently dangerous. Anyone who is physically or mentally impaired is at even greater risk. With the coming season, the sounds of mowers will be commonplace in neighborhoods across the area. Also too common are parents that take infants and small children for a "ride" while mowing; you've all seen it. Maybe the parents mean well but they need to think about what they are doing and consider the risks. Respect power equipment!
  • by me on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:40 AM
    Piece, Prayers and Blessings for the family.
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      by Say What!!! on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM in reply to me
      PIECE, Prayers & Blessings?
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