Farm tractor driver critical after collision with truck

(Boone Co. Sheriff's Department photo)
Crash injures farm tractor operator
Boone County crash involved farm tractor

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - A collision between a farm tractor and a box truck sent a Thorntown man to a hospital in critical condition on Tuesday.

(Photo: Boone Co. Sheriff's Department)

It happened on US52 at County Road 700 North at about 2:20 p.m. Police said the box truck struck the rear of the tractor, sending it off the roadway and onto the shoulder of the highway.

The driver of the tractor, James Garst, 66, was transported to a hospital with critical injuries. Medics treated the driver of the truck at the crash scene.

Police said the crash is under investigation but that drugs or alcohol were not believed to have been involved.