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Ridgway, IL man injured in tractor, car crash


A Ridgway, Illinois man was injured in a crash involving a tractor and a car on Monday evening.

According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call reported the crash on Illinois 13 East near Lindale Road, about 3.5 miles east of Harrisburg.

Deputies and EMS responded to the scene at about 5:22 p.m.

According to the preliminary report, James E. Lawler, 59, was driving a 2001 New Holland tractor eastbound on Illinois 13. He was hit from behind by a 2012 Ford truck driven by James K. Howard, 79, of Shawneetown.

Deputies say the tractor left the south side of the road and overturned.

They say Lawler was thrown from the tractor.

He was airlifted to a hospital in Evansville, Ind.

The crash is still under investigation by the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

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