Child killed in lawnmower accident in Highland County

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

HILLSBORO, OH (FOX19)-- Highland County sheriffs are investigating a tragic lawnmower accident that killed a child Saturday morning.

A short time before noon, police and emergency crews were called to the 14000 block of Barrett Mill Road.

According to sheriffs, 2-year-old Isiah Auker was outside while his father, Melvin Auker, was mowing the lawn at the time. Auker put the lawn mower in reverse, but did not see the child behind him.

Isiah Auker was pronounced dead at the scene.

FOX19 will continue to update this story as more information has become available.

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