Lawnmower accident kills man on golf course fairway

Battle Creek Golf Course File Photo

SNOHOMISH COUNTY  -- Police are investigating reports that a man died in a "lawnmower accident" at an area golf course Friday afternoon.

According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, police are at the Battle Creek Golf Course investigating a call that a dead body was found on the 13th fairway of the golf course. The death was not believed to be suspicious.

Officials at the golf course said the death was due to a "fatal lawnmower accident." Snohomish County sheriff's deputies said a lawnmower may have flipped upside down in a hilly area, killing the man who was driving it. Identification of the deceased, as well as cause of death, needed to be confirmed by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office, deputies said.

Battle Creek is a public course.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.