Mower Accident/Fatality

On June 24, 2024 around 3:40 P.M., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call to a residence in the 15,000 block of Mesquite Ave.  Le Mars Fire and Rescue, Le Mars Police Department, and the Plymouth County Deputies responded to the scene.

The Plymouth County Deputies determined that Jeffrey Hanson, age 67 of Le Mars, Iowa was operating a John Deere X485 lawn tractor near a burn pit on the property.  The lawn tractor was being operated on the edge of the burn pit at which time it dropped off the edge and rolled into the burn pit where it overturned pinning the victim underneath the lawn tractor.  The victim sustained fatal injuries from the accident.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Le Mars Fire and Rescue, Le Mars PD, Plymouth County M.E. and Stockton Towing.