MANHATTAN TOWNSHIP – A Kankakee man has been arrested after a fatal crash involving a riding lawnmower.
Zevez A. Murrell, 31, was arrested on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.
State police said about 12:48 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Knepper, 68, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was cutting grass in the 23000 block of Route 52 when he was struck by a southbound Toyota Camry that left the roadway. Knepper was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:25 p.m.
Murrell, of the 300 block of North Wildwood Avenue, was booked into the Will County jail and is being held on $500,000 bond.
Murrell was also ticketed for improper lane usage, transporting open alcohol and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.