2 injured following vehicle-collision with farm equipment in Knox County

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KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – One person is facing serious injuries after colliding into the back of a tractor pulling a farm implement.

Indiana State Police say just before 5:00 p.m. Monday, Master Trooper Brett Pool was patrolling US 50 near Mt. Zion Road when he drove up on a serious crash involving a farm tractor and a pickup truck.

Preliminary investigation revealed Phillip Murray, 36, of Washington, was driving a pickup truck eastbound in the driving lane on US 50 about 300 yards west of Mt. Zion Road when for unknown reasons he collided into the rear of a tractor pulling a farm implement.

The tractor was traveling east on the shoulder and right lane at the time of the crash.

Murray was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, but was later airlifted to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.

The driver of the tractor, Jason Wichman, 46, of Washington, was transported to Daviess Community Hospital in Washington for non-life-threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes of US 50 were closed for approximately three hours while troopers investigated the crash.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knox County EMS assisted.

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