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updated: 7/13/2011 2:54 PM

Harvard man dies when tractor hit by car

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Associated Press

HARVARD -- Authorities in northern Illinois say a 66-year-old Harvard man was killed when the tractor he was driving was hit by a car trying to pass him.

McHenry County sheriff's police say Mancel Beard was driving on Illinois Route 23 when the car hit his tractor Tuesday. Beard was thrown about 10 feet by the accident and died later at a hospital.

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Police say a 54-year-old woman was trying to pass Beard when her Ford Taurus hit the tractor. She wasn't hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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