Authorities say the driver of some sort of red vehicle fled the scene after smashing into the back of a small tractor early Wednesday morning near Le Mars.
Plymouth County authorities are looking for a red vehicle with what they believe may have substantial damage to the right front. The 1940’s era Farmall tractor was going northbound on a county road when it was struck from behind and split in half.
Seventy-six-year-old Mark Schroeder of rural Le Mars was driving the tractor. He was found lying on the road, next to the tractor, and treated at the scene for a head injury. Schroeder was taken to a local hospital, but authorities say his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call the Plymouth County Sheriff.
(Reporting and photo by Dennis Morrice, KLEM, Le Mars)