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One injured in tractor-SUV collision near Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS — One person was injured after a tractor scraping mud off the highway collided with an SUV Friday, Oct. 20, near Grand Forks.

Evan Anderson, 22 of East Grand Forks, Minn., sustained undisclosed injuries after the 2001 Chevy Blazer he was driving collided with a 2001 John Deere tractor. The tractor was driven by Michael Loyland, 50 of Thompson, N.D., according to an accident report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The collision occurred around 7:10 p.m. on County Road 81, two miles south of Grand Forks.

Loyland was driving the tractor north on the southbound side of the road, scraping mud off the road, according to the report. Anderson was driving the SUV south in the southbound lane. The vehicles collided in the lane, the report stated.

Anderson was transported to Altru Hospital with injuries. Loyland was not injured.

Traffic was diverted around the crash scene for about an hour, the release stated.

The crash remains under investigation.