A man driving a farm tractor on a Missouri highway died Sept. 11
after a tractor-trailer struck him. The truck reportedly was hauling
about 50 pounds of rocket catapult explosives for the military.
The John Deere tractor, pulling a bat-wing mower, reportedly was
traveling about 25 mph in the right lane of U.S. 50 near Lone Jack
when the truck hit the tractor from behind. The tractor and mower
The 23-year-old tractor driver was sitting in an open-air cab before
he was thrown from his seat. His body was found next to the tractor.
His name was not immediately released.
The truck's driver suffered moderate injuries. Her passenger suffered
The truck's load appeared to be undamaged, according to a published
report. Officials, however, called for a bomb squad as a precaution.
Witness statements allege the trucker was not driving erratically.
No citations were issued.