Church pastor killed in lawn mower accident

A pastor of a Fostoria church was killed after he became pinned underneath a lawnmower Thursday afternoon at a Hancock County residence.

Charles R. Turner, 53, who served as pastor of Open Door Family Worship Center in Fostoria, had been operating a Scag zero-turn lawn mower at 21935 US 68 in Madison Township when the mower rolled down a ditch bank and pinned him underneath, according to a release from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Turner was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

The accident, which was reported at 3:37 p.m., remains under investigation.