TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- Long time Benton-Franklin Fair board member Mike Ross has been killed in an accident on his property in Franklin County.

He was mowing weeds on his property Wednesday when he hit a large cement pipe. The impact caused the tractor to roll on top of Ross, trapping him.

Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel told KONA that Ross died of asphyxiation.

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