A Unity man was killed and his 5-year-old granddaughter seriously injured when the lawnmower they were riding was struck by an SUV.

WABI-TV reports the accident happened at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon on the Albion Road. Officials say Clement Blakney and his granddaughter were crossing the road on a lawnmower when an SUV hit them. Both Blakney and the girl were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was also hurt, but her injuries were not as serious.

UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that Blakney has died of his injuries. The 5-year-old is expected to survive.

The Waldo County Sheriff's Office is investigating to determine whether any charges will be filed.

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