ODELL, Ind. (AP) — Police say Indiana has few laws over the driving of farm machinery such as the combine that ran into a van and killed three people.
State police Sgt. Kim Riley says anyone can drive large agriculture equipment on state roads and that those vehicles are only barred from interstate highways. He tells the Journal & Courier (http://bitly.com/RzSW6w ) that farm equipment drivers don't need special training or permits.
Police say the combine driver didn't make a complete stop at a rural intersection Wednesday evening before running into the minivan near Lafayette. The crash killed a couple and their teenage daughter and injured three other teen girls.
Purdue Extension farm safety specialist Bill Field says such crashes with farm equipment are rare but drivers should be watchful during harvesting time.
Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com