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Rural Lawrence man found dead following accident while spraying fields

September 3, 2011

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A 66-year-old Lawrence man was found dead Saturday afternoon following an accident on his all-terrain vehicle.

According to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Lewis, deputies were called to a residence in the 700 block of North 1532 Road in reference to a missing person case. Lewis said deputies and family members discovered the man’s body, identified as Allen Fender, on the property about 3:15 p.m.

Fender had left the residence to spray the fields for weeds. He had been driving a four-wheeler with the spray apparatus attached when he was involved in an accident. Lewis said the vehicle had crashed and overturned. Fender was killed during the accident.

No additional information regarding the incident was available Saturday night.

Comments

cartercr2006 2 years, 7 months ago

Once again, Lawrence Journal World, you have the story incorrect. My father died of a massive heart attack and it was bad luck that he was on that sprayer at that time. Shame on you, Joe Preiner, for not checking sources, giving our community incorrect information and allowing DillonBarnes to use our family tragedy to share his agenda.

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Scruggsy 2 years, 7 months ago

I knew who this man was. He seemed like a very kind and friendly person. Very sad- RIP.

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cartercr2006 2 years, 7 months ago

RIP Grand Sir....You will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of getting to know you.

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Jane 2 years, 7 months ago

RIP Allen, you were a real gentleman.

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kernal 2 years, 7 months ago

How sad. I wonder what spray he was using and if the contents of that spray had anything to do with it. Sure would like to know what was in it.

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blindrabbit 2 years, 7 months ago

Sorry to hear about the unfortunate accident. Heard the sirens about that time, based on the sound, I had assumed that something t had occurred near Stull Road/Highway 40 corner.

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