Truck rear-ends tractor; 2 injured

2 taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Two people were injured when a truck rear-ended a tractor in Highway 81 near Darlington Tuesday evening.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office said Valentine Martinez Perez, 25, of Darlington, was traveling west on Highway 81 on a tractor when the tractor was struck by a truck driven by Joseph G. Wiegel, 72, of Darlington. Deputies said the tractor overturned.
Deputies were called to the scene at 5:35 p.m.

Both drivers were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Rural Medical Ambulances and Darlington Fire Department assisted at the scene.