A car struck the back of a farm implement on a highway west of the Twin Cities, killing the car’s driver, authorities said Sunday.

Kevin Scott Erickson, 62, from nearby Darwin, was killed, according to the State Patrol. He was heading north on Hwy. 15 when he hit the right rear side of a planter being pulled by a tractor.

Peter E. Peterson, 56, of Dassel, had just pulled onto the highway from a field. He wasn’t injured, the patrol said.

The collision occurred about 10:20 p.m. Saturday in Collinwood Township, roughly 10 miles north of Hutchinson and 50 miles west of the Twin Cities, according to the State Patrol.

PAUL WALSH, ERIN ADLER