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Police briefs - Aug. 28

August 28, 2011

Pa. man injured when motorcycle collides with tractor

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — A Hopewell, Pa., man was flown to Altoona (Pa.) Hospital on Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving hit a tractor as he attempted to pass the tractor while it was turning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Brian Keith Sloan, 46, was driving a 2000 Harley-Davidson on Pa. 915 north of McConnellsburg shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday when he tried to pass a John Deere 7800 tractor on the left as the tractor was turning left into a farm field, according to a news release from the state police.

The motorcycle hit the side of the tractor, police said.

The tractor’s driver, Elverne Eugene Martin, 26, of Martinsburg, Pa., was not injured, police said.

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