Death of man at center of statewide alert appears to be ‘tragic accident’


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BELLEVUE, Ohio - The North Ridgeville Police Department says 80-year-old Robert Lewis has been found dead.

Police said Lewis was last seen at his business on Cleveland Street Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Elyria.

In an update Sunday, police said Lewis was found deceased in Bellevue.

According to a press release from the Huron County Sheriff's Office, which was shared by Elyria police on Facebook, the sheriff's office on Sunday received a call about a car in a field. It was determined the car belonged to Robert Lewis.

He was found deceased at the scene as a result of what appears to be a tragic accident, the sheriff's office said.

More details will be released once an investigation is complete.

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