Illinois Hyroid Death: One person killed, others injured after riding a buck

A 32-year-old woman died in the crash, Illinois State Police said in a press release Sunday.

A green John Deere tractor with more than 20 people seated a trailer with ropes known as the Hyride or Hyrack ride – when the vehicle “lost control and ran from the right side,” According to the police.

CNN affiliate WGEM reported that the 41-year-old driver of the tractor lost control of a bend, causing the vehicle to fall into a wooden ravine.

The driver and several passengers were evicted from the tractor overturning.

The press release stated that the injured – who are between 1 and 43 years old – were taken to a local area hospital.

An Illinois State Police traffic reconstruction team investigated the crash and found that the tractor was undersized for the Hyride, WGEM reported.

Police said the driver issued a citation to reduce the speed to avoid the accident.


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