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Madison County lawnmower driver killed in vehicle crash

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Department said it’s investigating a fatal crash that happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday near Anderson.

The crash happened in a rural area near the intersection of State Road 236 and South County Road 300 East.

Kathleen Spangler, 57, of Anderson, was driving a black 2013 Dodge Caravan eastbound. Spangler struck a man on a zero-turn lawnmower that was also traveling eastbound.

Both the van and lawnmower were engulfed in flames when deputies arrived to the scene.

The man on the lawnmower, Bradley Swigeart, 56, of Middletown, was died at the scene.

Spangler was taken to Community Hospital in Anderson, where she was treated for injuries and released.

Deputies determined no lights were on the mower.