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.