1 man killed, 1 man injured following fatal crash involving lawnmower in Hampton

Posted at 6:05 AM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 10:42:22-04

HAMPTON, Va. - The Hampton Police Division is investigating after a man was killed and another man was hospitalized following a fatal crash involving a lawnmower Saturday night.

According to police, at approximately 11:03 p.m., dispatch received a call in reference to a motor vehicle crash in the 1900 block of Shell Road. When officers arrived, they located a Chevrolet Malibu that had struck a riding lawnmower in the roadway.

The driver of the riding lawnmower was pronounced dead on scene and another adult male, who was also on the lawnmower, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The lawnmower's driver was identified as Floyd Arthur Howard Jr., a 62-year-old Hampton man.

Preliminary investigation revealed that both the lawnmower and the sedan were traveling west on Shell Road when the sedan struck the lawnmower from behind.

The crash remains under investigation by members of the Hampton Police Division’s Accident Reconstruction Team.