Mill Creek Park employee dies in accident

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Coroner’s office has ruled the death of a Mill Creek Metro Parks worker who backed his lawnmower off an embankment an accident. An exact cause of death hadn’t been determined as of today.

Lennill Bush, 78, of Hillman Avenue, was mowing grass as part of a work crew around 1:30 p.m. Monday when he backed his lawn tractor up over a curb and kept going, backing off an embankment and dropping 12 to 14 feet into a ravine, landing in a creek bed, said park Police Chief Nathanial Pinkard. Another employee witnessed the accident, he said. Bush was a seasonal employee at the park for about five years, Pinkard said. It was the first employee death at the park in the 26 years he’s been there, Pinkard said.

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