No charges in lawn mower crash that killed Maineville mayor

Published: Monday, September 09, 2019 @ 10:43 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

Maineville Mayor William
Maineville Mayor William "Bill" Shearer

No charges have been filed so far in a crash between a lawn mower and pickup truck Monday night that killed the mayor of Maineville.

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Mayor William V. Shearer, 82, was operating a 2014 Gravely Zero Turn lawn mower west on Foster Maineville Road around 7:30 p.m. when it was rear-ended by a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup driven by 30-year-old Victoria A. Vogel of Morrow, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.

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Vogel was treated and released from Bethesda Arrow Springs Hospital in Lebanon.

Shearer was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton suffering from a severe head injury. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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OSHP is continuing to investigate the crash.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash that remains under investigation, according to the patrol.

Maineville police were dispatched just before 7:30 p.m. to the 100 block of East Foster-Maineville Road, Capt. Scott Aronoff, the assistant police chief, said in a prepared statement. 

The investigation was turned over to the state patrol, Aronoff said. 

Shearer was not seeking re-election this fall.

The candidates running for Maineville mayor in November are Bob Beebe and Michael Kembel, according to elections records.

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