August 1, 2014

A semi-truck caught fire near Breda Wednesday afternoon after colliding with a farm tractor.

According to the report from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Alex Anthony Green, 23, of Carroll, was driving northbound on Hawthorne Avenue when the 2013 International Prostar semi-truck collided with a tractor mowing in the eastbound ditch.

The IH Case tractor was split in two and ejected the driver, Kevin Peter Neumayer, 35, of Breda.

The semi-truck and trailer then rolled into the east ditch where it caught fire. The report said the truck was hauling ground seed.

The sheriff's report says that Green ran to a nearby farmhouse where he then called for emergency services. The drivers of both vehicles were transported by ambulance to St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

The Daily Times Herald was unable to make contact with Neumayer or his family for comment.