Tractor driver killed when rear-ended on highway

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A man driving a tractor was killed Saturday morning after he was rear-ended by a teenaged driver.

The Pioneer Press reports Clyde Jorday, 65, of Kellogg, was traveling southbound on U.S. 61 in Wabasha County when he was rear-ended by a teenager driving an Audi Quattro.

The Minnesota State Patrol said that Jorday was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Audi, Oscar Southbloom, 18, of Harris, was taken to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Wabasha with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The Star Tribune reported the accident was the first traffic fatality of the holiday weekend. The newspaper said that Labor Day weekend is often deadly on Minnesota roads, citing statistics from the state Department of Public Safety which said that 17 people died in traffic accidents during the holiday weekend from 2010 to 2012.

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