Eastbound US 50 closed down after farm tractor crash in Knox Co.


KNOX CO, Ind (WEHT) – Indiana State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a farm tractor and a pickup truck on US 50 at Mt. Zion Road.

Police say Phillip Murray, 36, of Washington was driving a pickup truck and collided into the rear of a farm tractor pulling a farm implement. The farm tractor was traveling on the shoulder and right lane at the time of the crash.

Murray was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes but was later air lifted to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville with serious injuries. The driver of the farm 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.

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