Driverless tractor strikes truck and kills pedestrian in Cherokee County

Driverless tractor strikes truck and kills pedestrian in Cherokee County
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – The Kansas Highway Patrol says one pedestrian was killed after a driverless tractor struck a truck and a pedestrian.

According to the crash report, the incident occurred off of Northwest Liberty Road in Cherokee County at around 11:00 A.M. on October 22.

Northwest Liberty Road in Cherokee County

The KHP says a driverless tractor struck a 2006 Chevrolet truck and pedestrian Joseph M. Carlson, 73.

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Carlson was taken to Via Christi Hospital in Cherokee County where he was pronounced deceased by Dr. Stebbins just after 12:00 P.M.

The crash report indicates that the incident was investigated by K14.