On April 5 at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Brown County Communications Center received a call advising of a male subject that had been run over by a bulldozer.

Once on scene, deputies located Walker Brightwell, a 25-year-old male, with injuries consistent with the reported accident. Witnesses advised that Brightwell was operating the bulldozer at the Windy Ridge Motocross Park.



Brightwell got off the bulldozer and started to walk away until he realized that the bulldozer was still moving. Brightwell attempted to get back into the cab to stop the bulldozer but lost his footing and was run over by the machine.

Ripley Fire and EMS responded and rendered first aid at the scene. Air Evac responded and transported Brightwell to University of Cincinnati Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.