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MCLENNAN COUNTY

Woman, 83, dies after being hit by truck while on lawn mower

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MCLENNAN COUNTY - An 83-year-old woman is dead after being hit by a pickup truck while she was riding a lawn mower Monday night.

DPS Trooper DL Wilson says the accident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Monday, on FM 434, just south of Riverview Rd. in the community of Downsville.

A 2011 GMC pickup was northbound on FM 434, while Leona James was mowing her lawn on the west side of the road, when she drove her riding lawn mower into the path of the pickup and was hit by the truck.

James was thrown from the lawn mower and pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Peterson. Her body was sent to Waco Mortuary.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.
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