Humboldt man dies in tractor, semi accident
A longtime Humboldt-area farmer was killed Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, when his tractor was struck by a semi about one mile east of Rutland on Humboldt County Road C-29.
According to a report from Iowa State Patrol, a 1980 7010 Allis-Chalmers tractor pulling a grain wagon driven by 81-year-old Harold H. Hinners, rural Humboldt, was eastbound on C-29, at the intersection of Juniper Avenue.
Hinners was attempting to turn left (north) onto Juniper Avenue, when his tractor was struck broadside by a 2003 International semi tractor-trailer driven by Calvin L. Mogler, 72, Dayton. Mogler was also eastbound on C-29, and was attempting to pass Hinners at the time of the accident.
The accident was reported about 5 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Both vehicles came to rest at the intersection.
Hinners was transported to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) by HCMH Ambulance. He died at the hospital from his injuries.
Mogler was not injured.
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