The popular mayor of Ohio, 82, is killed while riding a mower in a bizarre accident with a pick-up truck
- Mayor Maineville William Shearer, 82, was killed when a woman plowed a pickup into his ride-on mower
- The 30-year-old driver sustained minor injuries and was released
- A monument has been placed in the main building of Maineville
- Drugs and alcohol do not seem to be factors, but the police are investigating
Beloved Maineville, OH Mayor William Shearer was killed on his riding mower
A mayor of the city of Ohio was killed while driving on his riding mower who was involved in a collision with a pick-up.
Mayor William Shearer, Maineville, Ohio was killed when a woman driving a truck hit his mower from behind at around 7.30 p.m., police say. He suffered a serious head injury.
Shearer, 82, was declared dead in an area hospital. The driver, Victoria Vogel, 30, was treated for minor injuries and released.
Drugs and alcohol do not seem to have played a role in this accident, WCPO TV reports.
The Hamilton Township Fire Rescue tweeted: & Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Mayor Shearer and the people of Maineville. The big smile of the mayor, his sense of humor and his support for the FD will always be remembered. & # 39;
The scene of the crash where Maineville, Ohio Mayor William Shearer is depicted
A monument next to the office of Mayor Shearer. He died during a crash on Monday
The riding mower such as that of Mayor William Shearer drove when he died in a crash is depicted
Frank Ziebell, who has been running his own business for 18 years opposite the mayor's office, told WLWT that it is a big loss to the community.
& # 39; Bill was a super nice guy. He was 82, looked like he was 65. He was always cheerful, positive energy, & he said. & # 39; We have just completed a concrete project with him. Great to deal with and just a super guy. He was our neighbor.
& # 39; We waved, we talked weekly. We saw him daily. He came to work every day. I hope that when I am 82, I have the energy he had. & # 39;
An improvised flower memorial is located outside the Maineville administration building.
According to the 2010 census, Maineville has only 995 inhabitants.
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