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ISP Investigate Tractor vs. Truck Crash on Highway 50

Police are investigating a crash that happened between Vincennes and Wheatland.

Around 4:50 Monday afternoon, Indiana State Police Trooper Brett Pool was patrolling Highway 50 near Mt. Zion Road when he drove up on a serious crash involving a farm tractor and a pickup truck.

Preliminary investigation revealed 36 year old Phillip Murray of Washington, was driving a 2019 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound in on US 50 when for unknown reasons collided into the rear of a farm tractor pulling a farm implement. The farm tractor, driven by 46 year old Jason Wichman of Washington, was traveling east on the shoulder at the time of the crash.

Murray was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes but was later airlifted to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville with serious injuries. Wichman was transported to Daviess Community Hospital in Washington with non-life-threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes of US 50 were closed for approximately three hours while troopers investigated the crash.

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