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Warren County man dies days after lawn tractor accident

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says a 79-year-old Oxford Township man died following injuries suffered in a lawn tractor accident

Richard Pender of the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says Donald Deitman died at 4:48 p.m. on Sunday, August 22 in the St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem Campus.

“The cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head and chest due to a lawn tractor accident. The manner of death is accident,” Pender said.

The accident occurred on Monday, August 16, at 3:17 p.m., at Deitman’s home. He was operating a lawn tractor that rolled over an embankment, Pender said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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