RICHMOND TOWNSHIP — A man died Saturday after a tractor he was on rolled over.

Randall Amy, 65, died after the accident in the 5500 block of Footville-Richmond Road, said Ashtabula County Coroner's Office Chief Investigator Rich Mongell.

The accident was reported about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Amy was mowing grass on saturated ground near a pond and the tractor started to tilt when he got close to the edge, Mongell said.

It appeared Amy tried to jump off the tractor when it tilted, but a roll bar on the machine landed across his chest, he said.

A family member attempted to use a jack to get the tractor off Amy, Mongell said, but the attempt was unsuccessful because the saturated ground caused the jack to sink.

"This was a tragic accident," he said.

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