By Shereen Siewert
TOWN OF EMMETT — New details have been released in a June 1 crash between a farm tractor and a semi tractor trailer that left two people injured.
The crash, reported at about 9:38 p.m. on June 1, happened when a semi tractor trailer driven by 44-year-old Alfred V. Phillips III of College Park, Georgia, struck a farm tractor from behind, according to a Marathon County Sheriff’s Department incident report. Both vehicles were traveling westbound on Hwy. 153 near the intersection of Hwy. HH in the town of Emmett when the crash happened, the report stated.
The semi forced the tractor off the roadway and onto its side, injuring the tractor’s driver, according to the report. Police have identified the tractor driver as Aaron Gregory Kaiser of Edgar.
Both men were taken to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of their injuries, where Phillips was treated and released. Kaiser, 28, was seriously injured in the crash and remained hospitalized late last week. His current condition has not been released.
Traffic was rerouted on Hwy. 153 following the crash until nearly 4 a.m., according to the report. The crash remains under investigation, and no drug or alcohol use by either driver is suspected.