Kansas crashes: 73-year-old man killed after being hit by tractor

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A Kansas man died after a driverless tractor hit him Saturday morning in Crawford County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. at 2715 NW Liberty Road, near the intersection of NW 30th Street and NW Liberty Road. Joseph Carlson, 73, of Cherokee, Kansas, was in a 2006 Chevrolet 1500 truck when a “driverless tractor struck the truck,” according to KHP accident logs.

Carlson was taken to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita where he later died from his injuries, according to the report.

The Eagle contacted the Kansas Highway Patrol for more information about the incident, but did not hear back.

This story was originally published October 23, 2022 2:10 p.m.

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