18-month-old boy killed in Logan County lawnmower accident identified

UPDATE @ 9:50 a.m. (Aug. 28) 

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into the death of an 18-month-old boy.

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Elias Dickinson of Rushsylvania has been identified as the victim in a lawnmower accident, Logan County Sheriff Randy Dodds said.

Investigators believe the boy’s father was attempting to jumpstart a lawnmower with a pickup truck when the 18-month-old was pinned between the two, Dodds said.

It’s being treated as an accident, Dodds said, but criminal charges can’t be ruled out.


An 18-month-old boy injured in an incident involving a lawn mower in Logan County has died, according to reports from the Bellefontaine Examiner.

The accident was reported around 2 p.m. on Sandusky Street in Rushylvania, a village north and west of Bellefontaine.

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A Logan County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said Sheriff Randall Dodds would be issuing a press release Monday morning and that tonight no information would be shared.

The boy, who was not identified, was crushed between a lawn mower and pickup truck, Dodds told the Bellefontaine Examiner.

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