Man Operating Lawn Mower Killed In Crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a man operating a lawn mower was killed when he entered a roadway and was hit by a car.

It happened on Wednesday afternoon in Marion County on Marseilles-Galion Road (County Road 26), east of Martel Road (County Road 171).

The Highway Patrol says Jerry Baldinger, 61, of Caledonia, was operating a John Deere lawn mower and entered Marseilles-Galion Road from the north and was struck by a westbound car being driven by David Burns, 72, of Marion.

Both vehicles became engulfed in flames.

Baldinger was taken to Marion General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Burns was taken to the same hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.