A Hutchinson man was hospitalized early Tuesday afternoon after his tractor collided with a pickup truck on Highway 15. The crash occurred at around 12:40pm just north of Hutchinson. The State Patrol says that the driver of a Chevy Silverado, 80-year-old Eugene Johnson of Dassel was attempting to pass the tractor when it sideswiped his truck. Johnson and his passenger escaped injury, but the driver of the tractor, 50-year-old Robert Kaplotz was taken to the Hutchinson Hospital with minor injuries. State troopers were on the scene of the crash for several hours Tuesday afternoon.