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Local man hospitalized after slamming vehicle into tractor on highway

Idaho Falls

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IDAHO FALLS — A local man is in stable condition at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following a crash on the Lewisville Highway Friday.

The crash occurred at around 11:20 p.m. near Parri Drive, just north of Idaho Falls, according to a Idaho State Police news release.

Timothy Webster, 56, of Idaho Falls, was traveling northbound on Lewisville Highway in a 2012 Ford Escape. Mark Mikkola, 61, of Idaho Falls, was also traveling northbound in a Ford farm tractor.

Webster collided with the rear of Mikkola’s tractor.

Webster was taken to EIRMC in an ambulance, and was in stable condition as of midday Saturday, according to hospital officials.

The roadway was blocked for approximately one hour. Idaho State Police recommends to not solely rely on standard tractor lighting only and utilize a rear guard when operating farm equipment on a roadway at night.