Man on Riding Mower Killed in Crash

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

VINTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man on a riding lawn mower was killed after being hit by a car.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says Brian Blair, 47, of Rockbridge, Ohio, died in the accident on Mt. Zion Road in Vinton County, which happened Tuesday.

Troopers say Blair was sitting on the mower in the westbound lane, while another man, also on a lawnmower, was sitting in the eastbound lane.

A driver heading east in a car then approached the men on the mowers. Investigators say the driver swerved to miss one of the mowers but hit Blair, who was ejected in the crash.

Blair was airlifted to a Columbus hospital where he died.

The man on the other mower and the driver of the car were not hurt.

The case will be forwarded to the Vinton County Prosecutor for review..

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