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SUV Collides With Tractor

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A SUV and tractor collide on Highway 231, slowing traffic and sending one to the hospital.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., a SUV hit a Bay County tractor on Highway 231 near Las Vegas Street in Youngstown, flipping the tractor onto its side. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 47-year-old John Roth Yates was driving a 2007 Lexus when he became distracted and struck the tractor.

The driver of the tractor was transported to the hospital as a precaution. Yates was cited for careless driving.

Firefighters cleaned up the mess, temporarily closing one northbound lane on the highway.