Truck driver ticketed in collision with tractor

Truck driver ticketed in collision with tractor

HUME — Police ticketed a Chrisman man for improper overtaking after his truck collided with a tractor Tuesday morning in rural Edgar County.

According to a state police report, Norman R. Aitken, 70, of Chrisman was driving a 2005 Kenworth truck tractor, behind another truck tractor headed west on U.S. 36 about a mile east of Illinois 49 at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Both vehicles were following a 1998 John Deere tractor driven by Joshua A. Quick, 40, of Paris.

Police said Quick slowed to make a left turn onto a private drive. After the lead truck successfully passed Quick's tractor, Aitken followed suit and began passing Quick. Aitken said he did not see Quick turning. The vehicles collided, with the truck tractor landing in the south ditch.

Neither driver was injured, according to the report.

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