Western IL Man Knocked from Tractor, Hospitalized

An elderly Good Hope(IL) man was seriously injured late yesterday(Tues) afternoon when a Club-Cab truck rear-ended the rotary hay-rake he was pulling on U-S 67 in McDonough County.


86-year old Robert Goodpasture was knocked off his tractor by the impact; he was taken to a local hospital, then airlifted to a bigger facility in Peoria.


The driver of the truck…48-year old Don Hawkins of Monmouth…and his two passengers…escaped injury. Hawkins was cited for not slowing down in time to avoid the accident.