A motorcyclist from Minnesota was injured Friday evening, Aug. 23, after colliding with a tractor on Highway 72 in Pierce County.
Allen Peterson, 27, of Lakeville, Minnesota, was reportedly attempting to pass a farm tractor making a left turn onto 290th Street from State Highway 72 in El Paso Township when he lost control and struck the tractor, according to a Pierce County Sheriff's Office news release. Peterson was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul by helicopter with undetermined injuries.
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The driver of the tractor was identified by the Sheriff's office as 35-year-old Amanda Anderson of Spring Valley.
Pierce County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Ellsworth and Elmwood ambulance services, Elmwood and Spring Valley fire departments and Life Link III helicopter service.