Farm tractor driver who died in crash lived near Strafford

Published: Jun. 20, 2016 at 8:20 PM CDT
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A man from Strafford died after his farm tractor was hit by a semi truck on old Route 66 (Highway OO). Samuel W. Easterly, 62, died Monday night at a hospital in Springfield.

Police say Easterly was driving east on the road, and the semi was following closely behind. The semi hit the tractor from behind and Easterly was thrown off. The driver of the semi was uninjured.

The wreckage of the farm tractor appeared to have included a hay rake.