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Cemetery worker killed in tractor accident identified

A cemetery worker killed June 18 when his lawn tractor overturned was identified today as Robert A. Villa, 44.

Spokane County authorities said he was mowing along a 6- to 8-foot embankment in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, in an area that was designated for hand mowing.

The tractor apparently bounced in a depression causing it to roll down the embankment and land on top of Villa about 7:20 a.m. He died at the scene, sheriff’s deputies said.

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