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Sheriff's office identifies those involved in car vs tractor accident near Walcott

Police say that a car rear-ended a tractor driving down New Liberty Road Monday afternoon, causing its two passengers to be pinned underneath the farm equipment.
Credit: MGN

WALCOTT, Iowa — A father and son have been released from the hospital after the tractor they were riding was hit by a car Monday afternoon.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's Office, at about 5:06 p.m. on Aug. 15, dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a crash between a car and a tractor in the 7300 block of New Liberty Road, just north of Walcott.

Investigators found that both the sedan and tractor were traveling on the two-lane paved highway when the car read-ended the tractor, causing the farm equipment to roll into a ditch, pinning its occupants underneath.

The tractor's two passengers, Matthew Kelting, 36, and his minor child, were sent to the hospital with serious injuries after first responders freed them from the wreckage. The sheriff's office reported they have since been released from the hospital and are in stable condition. 

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Zachary Karr from Dixon. He refused medical treatment at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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