Oak Ridge police identify mower operator killed in crash

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Oak Ridge police have identified the victim in a fatal crash between a truck and commercial mower. 

Danny Palmer, 75, was killed after he was struck by a pickup truck while driving a mower on South Illinois Avenue near Summitt Lane. He later died from his injuries.

Officers were called to the crash on S. Illinois Avenue near Summit Lane around 2 p.m.

The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt.

One lane of northbound traffic on South Illinois Avenue, north of Centrifuge Way, remained closed until approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday for crash reconstruction

 The cause of the crash remains under investigation. No other information has been released.

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