Lawnmower death on Meadowview Lane

Staff Report

A 69-year-old Amherst man died April 18 in a tragic accident in his Meadowview Lane garage.

Police found David Ernst trapped under a lawnmower, unconscious, and suffering from hypoxia when they arrived around 12:25 p.m., according to a report.

Officers tried CPR chest compressions. When LifeCare Ambulance EMTs arrived, they learned Ernst had a do-not-resuscitate order.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives Mike Murphy and Brian Griffin determined there were no signs of drug abuse or foul play, the report said.

Staff Report