A 68 year old Summerville resident was fatally injured on Labor Day, when the lawnmower he was using to pull a utility trailer rolled over, trapping him underneath.
Donald Wayne Smith had reportedly been using that utility trailer to give rides to a number of children visiting his home that day – when the accident took place on Chisolm Trail, off of Highway 114.
Six of the seven children riding on the trailer had to be taken for treatment at Floyd Medical Center in Rome; no information regarding the extent of their injuries has yet been released.
The incident is under investigation by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol.
(AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio)