One Person Killed, 17 Others Injured After Hayride Overturns in Illinois

One person was killed and at least 17 others were injured after a hayride overturned on Saturday night in rural Hancock County, Illinois.

A 32-year-old woman was killed in the accident, the Illinois State Police said in a press release Sunday.

A green John Deere tractor was towing a trailer with more than 20 people in the back riding on square hay bales — known as a hayride or hayrack ride — when the vehicle “lost control and ran off the right side,” according to police.

The 41-year-old driver of the tractor lost control on an incline, which caused the vehicle to fall into a wooden ravine, CNN affiliate WGEM reported.

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SOURCE: CNN, Alaa Elassar