Old man dies after being run over by car while riding his lawnmower without lights in middle of the night on highway

Lawnmower (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly man is dead after being run over by a car in middle of the night on a busy highway, according to police in Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that 71-year-old Glenn Norman Wheeler, took his lawnmower for a spin on U.S. 19 in Levy County, on Saturday night.

A 38-year-old woman, who was not identified, was driving a 1968 Pontiac Firebird behind Wheeler. She was unable to see him, as the John Deere lawnmower lights were not working.

The woman ran over Wheeler, and he died of his injuries. The woman stayed at the scene until police arrived. Police do not know why Wheeler was riding his 2009 lawnmower on the highway.

No charges have been filed.