Maineville mayor killed in lawn mower crash

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Maineville mayor killed in lawn mower crash, The mayor of a Warren County suburb died Monday night after he was hit by a pickup truck while he was on his lawn mower, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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William Shearer, 82, of Maineville suffered a severe head injury in the 100 block of Foster-Maineville Road at 7:30 p.m., patrol officials said in a news release.

Care Flight flew him to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he later died, they said.

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The driver of the pickup truck, Victoria Vogel, 30, of Morrow, sustained minor injuries, according to the state patrol.

She was treated at Arrow Springs Hospital and released.

A preliminary investigation revealed her westbound 2019 black Ford F-150 truck struck Shearer’s 2014 red Gravely Zero Turn Lawn Mower from behind.

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Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors, patrol officials said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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