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Thomasville, N.C. man killed while mowing yard

By Derek Stetzler, Producer, dstetzler@wcyb.com
Published On: May 01 2013 07:40:27 AM CDT
Updated On: May 01 2013 04:45:34 PM CDT

The Associated Press has reported that a Thomasville man has died after he was struck by a vehicle while mowing his yard with his riding lawnmower.

Seventy-three-year-old Bobby Lambert was pronounced dead at the scene about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a pickup truck driver swerved to avoid a dog and ran off the road and hit Lambert.

Trooper Jeff Boozer says the truck also struck several small trees in the yard. The truck driver was not hurt.

Troopers are considering whether to charge the driver.