SUV hits tractor on SR 1, both drivers hurt

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Two men were hurt after an SUV and a tractor collided in DeKalb County.

Emergency crews responded to the crash in the 6200 block of State Road 1 just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

An investigation showed that Todd Papenbrock, 43, Leo, was driving an SUV south on State Road 1 when he crested the top of a hill. Papenbrock told police he did not see a tractor just off the road driven by Dustin Buckhardt, 23, St. Joe, until it was too late. 

The SUV rear-ended the small tractor, sending Buckhardt flying to the ground, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

Papenbrock had a cut on his head and complained of head and chest pain. 

Buckhardt had road rash and cuts on his body.

No other information was available.

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