Tractor-pickup collision sends 2 to hospital

Staff writer

A tractor-pickup collision on K-15 north of Hillsboro Wednesday sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

The accident occurred when a John Deere tractor pulling a seed cart south on K-15, driven by Vernon Bartel of rural Hillsboro, turned left in front of a GMC Denali pulling a utility trailer driven by Tamara Christiansen of rural Durham traveling north on the highway.

Both Bartel and Christiansen were taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Hillsboro Community Hospital. They were treated for minor injuries and released the same day.

Responding were Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Hillsboro police, Hillsboro and Marion ambulances, and Hillsboro fire.

Both vehicles had to be towed.

 

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