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Accidents : Traffic Accident Kills Elderly St. Joseph Man
Posted by Randy on 2014/7/28 10:11:35 (331 reads) News by the same author

An elderly St. Joseph man was fatally injured when the farm tractor he was operating was hit from behind by a pickup truck,throwing him off the tractor.
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84 year old Ora Brooke of St. Joseph was pronounced dead at Heartland Regional Medical Center at st. Joseph.

The driver of the pickup, 37 year old Richard Walker of Stewartsville, did not seek immediate medical treatment for what the highway patrol called minor injuries.

The accident was early Saturday afternoon 5 miles north of St. Joseph on Business Highway 71.

The tractor and pickup were northbound. After the pickup hit the rear of the tractor, the tractor ran off the right side of the road. The pickup overturned and went off the left side of the pavement.

The driver of the pickup was wearing a seatbelt, but the operator of the tractor was not using a safety device.

The pickup was demolished. The tractor had extensive damage.

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