May 17, 2001

Tractor Accident Leaves Local Farmer With Serious Injuries

A Scotland County man suffered serious injuries in a tractor accident at approximately 10:00 a.m. May 12 near Arbela.

Dennis Kraus was injured when the tractor he was driving apparently ran over him. He suffered internal injuries from the impact of the tractor as well as external wounds from the tractor disc.

Kraus was flown from the scene by Air-Evac helicopter to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL.

The Scotland County Ambulance Service was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff's Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Scotland County Fire and Rescue Squad.

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