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Man on Lawn Mower Hit and Killed by Pickup Driver

Last Updated: 26 September, 2011

A St. Anne man was killed on the evening of September 15th after being hit by a pickup truck  while on his lawn mower in rural Papineau.

Martinton resident Daniel J. Mitchell was going south on Iroquois County Road 2000E Road when he hit Dennis W. Busse, 60, as Busse was riding his lawn mower. Mitchell collided with the lawn mower in his 1996 GMC pickup truck less than one mile north of Iroquois County Road 3100N Road. Busse was pronounced dead at the scene. Mitchell was arrested by Iroquois County Police.

Mitchell was charged with aggravated DUI and driving on a revoked license. He was being held at the Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond. 

When a loved one dies in an accident involving intoxication, it seems as if there are no right answers. If you or a loved one has lost a family member in an accident involving a driver charged with a DUI, call Spiros Law, P.C.  at (815) 929-9292 to find out your legal options.