2 injured after van rear-ends tractor in Page County


January 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two people were injured Tuesday evening, after a van rear-ended a tractor about three-miles northwest of Clarinda. The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports a van driven by 61-year old Karla Morrison, of Clarinda, was traveling south on O Avenue, just south of the intersection with 170th Street, when she failed to notice a dual axle farm tractor, driven by 47-year old Terry Hughes, of rural Clarinda.

The 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager hit the rear of the tractor, causing the 2007 John Deere Model 6430  to toll twice into the east ditch. Both drivers were transported to the Clarinda Regional Health Center by Clarinda E-M-S. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash, which happened just before 5-p.m.  Officials cited Morrison for Following too close.