Lawn care worker's death was accidental

GOSHEN — An Elkhart woman apparently choked to death during a lawn maintenance job at Roxbury Park mobile home community in Goshen Monday.

Syma DiCarlo, 46, died from traumatic asphyxia, and the death was an accident, the Elkhart County Coroner reported as preliminary findings following an autopsy Tuesday.

A co-worker found DiCarlo unconscious and not breathing under a riding lawn mower at 357 Marlin Court around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Goshen police said.

Information about what led to DiCarlo’s death was not provided Tuesday. The case remains under investigation.

Aimee Ambrose can be reached at or at 574-533-2151, ext. 316. Follow Aimee on Twitter at @aambrose_TGN.

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