SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: Joe Huber III dead after lawnmower accident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials with the Clark County Sheriff's Department say Joe Huber, III is dead after a lawnmower he was riding on slid into a pond Monday morning.

The flag at Joe Huber's Family Farm and Restaurant is lowered. Ambulances also left the restaurant area.

More and more family members arrived after they heard the news that Joe Huber III had died.

A 911 call came in around 10:30 AM. The Clark County Sheriff's Office says Huber was riding a lawnmower when it slid into a pond on his personal property. A neighbor alerted police after finding his lawnmower in the pond... and later Huber underneath it and pulled him out. The Clark County Coroner's Office pronounced the 60 year old dead.

The family says this is especially tough for them. Back in 2008, Huber's dad, Joe Huber Jr. who created the restaurant and family farm died after a long battle with cancer. We talked to Joe Huber III about his dad at that time. He said his dad was a great leader and was going to be missed.

Family members say many are gathering with Bonnie. Joe Jr's wife and Joe the third's mother during this difficult time..

The Sheriff's Department ruled Huber's death as accidental. An autopsy will have determine the exact cause of death.

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