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Mahoning County Engineer’s worker injured by distracted driver

NORTH JACKSON — An employee of the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office who was cutting grass along South Bailey Road in Jackson Township suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a minivan struck his tractor at 9:45 a.m. today.

Larry Lindolph, 24, of Youngstown was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Canfield post reported. He was cutting grass for the county engineer’s office.

Mindy Gribben, 33, of Salem, who was driving a 2017 Dodge Caravan, struck the mower, the patrol stated. She received minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital. She was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance distracted driving.

Lindolph and Gribben were both traveling south on Bailey Road when the crash took place about three-tenths of a mile south of Mahoning Avenue. The tractor is owned by the county engineer’s office.

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