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COLUMBIANA COUNTY Sheriff probes death of man in Negley



Published: Tue, September 11, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



County authorities initially suspected an accident, but now they're wondering if foul play was involved.

By NORMAN LEIGH

VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

NEGLEY -- Columbiana County authorities are trying to determine how a man suffered a fatal injury last week.

Richard Rider, 55, of Front Street, died Saturday at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Rider was taken there last Tuesday evening shortly after passers-by found him lying unconscious in an alley off state Route 170 in this tiny community on the eastern edge of Columbiana County.

Head cut: Rider had a nearly half-inch-long cut on the back of his head, Jerry Herbert, a county sheriff's department detective, said Monday.

It's unclear how long he had been lying there before he was discovered, Herbert said.

Authorities took Rider to East Liverpool City Hospital. A helicopter took him to the Pittsburgh hospital about 10 p.m. last Tuesday.

Fred Miller, an East Liverpool hospital spokesman, said Rider had a severe head injury.

Herbert said authorities initially suspected that Rider, who runs a flea market in Negley, fell and suffered the injury when his head struck the ground.

Tip received: But after he was discovered, the sheriff's department received a tip that Rider might have met with foul play, Herbert said.

Because Rider died in Pittsburgh, which is in Allegheny County, the coroner's office there will make a ruling on his death.

A coroner's spokeswoman said the ruling will depend, at least in part, on the investigation by the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department.




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