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Tractor driver issues warning after crash

Wardell Wright, Jr. Wardell Wright, Jr.
A tractor driver is encouraging folks to watch out for farm equipment on the road after a crash Tuesday.

A tractor and semi sideswiped each other on highway 118 east in Smithville around 1:15 pm.

Wardell Wright, Junior says he was driving the tractor east and moved into the middle of the road to fit over a narrow bridge when the Southern Ag truck hauling peanuts came around a curve and the two almost collided head on.

"He's loaded, he couldn't stop. So as he was coming to me, I stopped and was trying to back up, but by then he was right up on me and all I could do was really close my eyes, because I thought he was going to take me to meet my maker. But anyway, he did a super job by driving on the side right there and come around there and tore up his truck, but it didn't hurt the tractor," said Wright.

The truck's fuel line snapped, and the tractor was not damaged. No one was injured and no one has been charged.

"Look out for us, because we're going to be out there. And the main thing is it ain't just for our safety, but there's too. Because had he ran dead on with the tractor he could of hurt himself, as well as me. So they definitely need to be on the lookout for us, especially around curves and bridges," said Wright.

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