Buchanan County authorities are investigating a lawn mower accident that claimed the life a 12-year-old boy over the weekend.

Sheriff's officials confirm that Carson McGrane of Fairbank was killed in the mishap on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 15, 2018). The accident happened around 1:40 PM outside a home in the 400 block of Lakeside Drive in Fairbank.

Authorities said McGrane was mowing a lawn and believe he shut the machine down, then walked away from it. Sheriff's officials said McGrane apparently stopped the riding mower on an incline and then it rolled, pinning him underneath.

McGrane was removed from under the mower and transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Fairbank police and Buchanan County sheriff's officials are conducting the investigation.