Truck rear ends tractor

Washington County Sheriff's Dept.

This crash occurred Thursday afternoon, on State Road 56 East, near the top of Tree  Lane Hill. The driver of the red truck was reportedly looking at his cell phone, when he rear ended a tractor, pulling a hay baler.

The driver of the red truck was transported by EMS to the Scott County Hospital, while the tractor operator refused treatment at the scene. 

Deputy Matt Hein is investigating the crash and would like to remind everyone that it’s “Harvest Season” and farm equipment is prevalent on the roadways. Drivers should use extra caution, while traveling through agricultural areas and expect to share the roadways with farm equipment. 

Deputy Hein said driver’s need to put their cell phones down and pay more attention to the road.



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