Two injured when car hits tractor on U.S. 45
PESOTUM — A 39-year-old Pesotum woman was ticketed after the car she was driving ran into a tractor on U.S. 45 near Pesotum on Tuesday.
State police said Melanie Chilton was driving north on U.S. 45, about 2 miles north of Pesotum, just before 11 a.m. Tuesday when she hit the rear of a tractor being driven north by Vernon E. Kleiss, 67, of Pesotum. He was thrown from the tractor.
Chilton's car wound up in the middle of the road. Kleiss' tractor came to rest on its side on the northbound shoulder.
Both Chilton and Kleiss were taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana. Chilton's condition was undetermined, and the hospital had no information on Kleiss.
Chilton was ticketed for improper passing and for driving while her license was suspended.