Lawn mower accident claims life of Clay County woman

Clay County, KY - A  Saddler Branch resident doing her first mowing for the 2016 season is now dead as the result of a tragic accident.

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 Mrs. Oma Mae Byrd, age 63 of Saddler Road apparently lost control of her John Deere riding mower and rolled over a small embankment where the tractor came to rest in a creek next to the roadway.

Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene by Clay County Coroner Danny Finley

Responders included: Former EMS Director Kenny Price, Oneida Fire Department, Clay County EMS and Clay County Coroner Danny Finley

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