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Mowing accident kills Benton County man


KWWL-TV has confirmed the death of a Benton County man in a Wednesday night ditch mowing accident near Newhall.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as 55-year old Tim Mehlert, of rural Van Horne.  Mehlert, a well known Benton County farmer and postal worker, was driving a large riding mower along the edge of a road near Newhall Wednesday night. The mower rolled over into the ditch, pinning Mehlert underneath.

The accident happened about 3-miles northwest of Newhall, where Newhall First Responders found Mehlert in the ditch, beneath the mower.

Newhall First Responders, North Benton Ambulance and the Benton County Sheriff's Office all responded to the accident scene. He was dead at the scene.

Visitation for Tim Melhert will be held Sunday, July 24, from 3-6 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 25, at 10:30 am, also at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall. The Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is handling the arrangements.

Online Reporter: Ron Steele


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