Hwy 15 Car-Tractor Crash 09 Oct 12

Two people were hospitalized following a crash involving a car and a tractor on Highway 15 north of Hutchinson Monday evening. 50-year-old Robert Kapotz of Hutchinson was driving a tractor northbound on 15 when 76-year-old Margaret Schow of Dassel attempted to pass the tractor in her Buick sedan at just after 6pm. The tractor then began to make a left turn and the vehicles collided. Kapotz was not injured. Schow was taken to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries, and her passenger 76-year-old Patricia Johnson of Shelbyville, Tennesee, was treated at the hospital and later released. The crash remains under investigation.