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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Man dies in tractor accident in Monroe County Friday

STANFORD - SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 - On Friday, September 22, 2023, Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 9779 W SR 45 near the Greene County Line for a person injured by a tractor.



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Upon their arrival, it was determined that Larry Martindale of Solsberry, Indiana was riding on a John Deere tractor showing the property to be mowed. Justin Ratliff was driving the tractor when the tractor hit a large ditch and threw Mr. Martindale off. As a result, Mr. Martindale landed in the ditch and the tractor drove over him. Later, Mr. Martindale died from his injuries.


This accident is still under investigation.


Monroe County Sheriff's Department was assisted by Indiana State Police, Monroe Fire Protection District, and IU Health Ambulance Service.


The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office sends our condolences to all the families and community members affected by this tragedy.


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