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Two killed in bulldozer accident

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP – Two people were killed in what authorities believe was an accident involving a bulldozer Monday evening along Morgan Road.

Authorities were still on the scene as of press time, but according to county Sheriff William Johnson, two adults, a male and a female, were killed.

Their names have not been released.

Plymouth Township Fire Chief Bill Strubbe said they were were apparently run over by the bulldozer.

After they were killed, the bulldozer continued on and pushed a vacant car toward the road.

“The dozer went out of control (and) picked up a car,” Strubbe said.

The bulldozer pushed the car out toward Morgan Road where it eventually ran over the top of the car, apparently after the man and woman had been killed.

Strubbe said the 1960s bulldozer was apparently being sold by an area resident and the new owner came to pick it up.

Strubbe said a trucking company was waiting to tow the bulldozer but the new owner offered to drive it to the waiting truck when the accident occurred.

Because the scene was still being investigated, no other information was immediately known.

“It appears like an accident, but we still have to investigate it,” Johnson said.

The accident occurred after 6 p.m. and Johnson said authorities were at the scene for several hours Monday night.

The area was cordoned off as investigators worked.

Johnson said more details may be available today, after investigators take more measurements at the scene and piece together additional information.

In related news, Bulldozer rolls over, kills pipeline worker.

This article was written by Justin Dennis Jdennis@starbeacon.Com from Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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