Mariposa & Yosemite

Woman driving lawn mower dies after it overturns in Mariposa County, CHP says

A 57-year-old Mariposa woman died Friday afternoon after a lawnmower she was driving flipped over.

The deadly accident happened around 3 p.m. on Kemble Road, west of Highway 49, according to California Highway Patrol Mariposa spokesperson Steven Lewis.

The woman was found unconscious and with no pulse. After performing CPR, EMS personnel pronounced her dead at the scene.

Lewis said the woman was driving downhill on Kemble in a Craftsman riding lawnmower with an attached small empty trailer. She apparently lost control and overturned.

No drugs or alcohol were involved.

No other vehicles were involved.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98