Man struck by tractor in Mercersburg was intentionally hit during property dispute, PSP say

31 January 2024- A Mercersburg man was taken to Hershey Medical Center following an incident in Montgomery Township yesterday when he was reportedly hit by a tractor.

Pennsylvania State Police Troopers have not given a name for the victim, but say that a 62 year old Mercersburg man was struck intentionally by a farm tractor at a location on Dusty Road. EMS and PSP were called to the 7600 block of Dusty Road in Montgomery Township around 2:20pm on Tuesday.

The reason for the incident, PSP say, was a property dispute. The victim was transported to Hershey Medical Center due to a suspected broken leg. Later reports from doctors found that the victim instead sustained a large laceration to their leg.

At this time, the incident is being treated as an assault with a weapon, with police describing the person who hit the other man as “the suspect” in a release. Troopers do say that the investigation into this incident is ongoing.