JASPER, Ala. — A man was riding his lawn mower when it exploded, killing him and his dog and hurling pieces of the mower over the roof of his house.
James Larry McAnnally was killed instantly when the 11-horsepower mower exploded Monday. His age was not available.
Investigators for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms joined an investigation of the death Tuesday.
McAnnally had not started cutting his grass but had driven a short distance across his backyard when the lawn mower exploded. His dog was in the backyard.