St. Joe man, 84, killed in tractor-vehicle crash

Stolen Sedgwick Co. tractor

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri (AP) – A 84-year-old St. Joseph man has died after a motorist struck his farm tractor in northwest Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred Saturday afternoon as a tractor driven by Ora Brooke of St. Joseph was traveling north on U.S. 71 outside St. Joseph.

The patrol says a pickup truck that was traveling in the same direction struck the rear of the tractor. Brooke was ejected from the tractor and pronounced dead at a hospital.

The pickup driver did not seek medical attention. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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