Dementia eyed in tragic death

Mower Death

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LEWISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – A 74-year old Lewisburg, Ohio woman was killed Tuesday evening after she was run over by a Bush Hog mower.

Investigators say the woman suffers from dementia. She was disoriented and wandering in her yard when she fell in some tall grass.

Her husband was clearing tall grass about five feet high. He did not see her and ran over her.

She was pronounced dead on the scene.

“That’s devastating. He was really devoted to her. They were together all the time. He just really took care of her,” said Dan Kessler, neighbor.

Neighbors say the two were high school sweethearts and served in the Peace Corps together.

The victim’s body was removed to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for a routine autopsy. Her name has not been released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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