Dexter man injured when truck hits his tractor

Monday, August 4, 2008
Noreen Hyslop/The Daily Statesman A Dexter, Mo., man was injured Friday when his lawn tractor pulled into the path of a truck.

DEXTER, Mo. — A Dexter man was severely injured Friday when a lawn tractor he was driving pulled into the path of a pickup truck on Route AD near Dexter, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The driver of the tractor, 34-year-old Michael L. Carlson, was taken by helicopter to a Cape Girardeau hospital and treated for what police called "serious" injuries. The driver of the truck, 17-year-old Austin Mace of Dexter, was not injured.

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