West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

A 66-year-old man died in a rural area of West Baton Rouge Parish after a piece of lawn equipment he had been working on fell on him, authorities said Tuesday.

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said they responded to a hunting camp Sunday along Interstate 10 where they found the body of John Love, of Abbeville.

Love was believed to have been working on a large lawnmower that at some point fell and crushed him, officials said. Medical responders pronounced Love dead when they arrived.

His family called authorities after they hadn't heard from him, a sheriff's spokesman said. 

The agency is continuing to investigate the death but believe it was accidental.

Love's family requested privacy Tuesday.