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Semi rollover injures one

ON THURSDAY, 12-30-10 AT 11:45AM, THE DICKINSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS CALLED TO A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH JUST NORTH OF VICK'S CORNER ON HIGHWAY 86. MARK BURNS, 51 OF ESTHERVILLE, WAS OPERATING A 2007 FREIGHTLINER SEMI OWNED BY NEW FASHION PORK FROM ESTHERVILLE.  HE WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON HIGHWAY 86.

BURNS BECAME DISTRACTED BY SOMETHING INSIDE THE TRUCK AND ALLOWED THE SEMI AND ITS 27 TON LOAD OF FEED TO GO ONTO THE SOFT SHOULDER OF THE ROAD.  HE THEN LOST CONTROL WHEN THE TRAILER TIRES STRUCK A FIELD DRIVE, SENDING THE TRUCK AND TRAILER INTO THE EAST DITCH.  BOTH UNITS CAME TO REST UPSIDE DOWN.

THE CAB OF THE TRUCK WAS DESTROYED AND BURNS HAD TO BE PULLED FROM THE WRECKAGE THROUGH THE BROKEN OUT PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW.  HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO LAKES REGIONAL HOSPITAL WITH UNKNOWN INJURIES.  BURNS WAS ALONE IN THE SEMI.

JENNINGS TOWING WAS CALLED TO UPRIGHT THE TRUCK AND TRAILER.  THE GRAIN WAS CONSIDERED NO LONGER USABLE.  IT WAS LOADED INTO ANOTHER TRAILER AND HAULED AWAY.

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CRASH NO CITATIONS WERE ISSUED.  THE DICKINSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS ASSISTED BY THE SPIRIT LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE IOWA STATE PATROL, THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT, SPIRIT LAKE FIRE AND RESCUE, THE DICKINSON COUNTY AMBULANCE, AND THE STATE OF IOWA HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.

Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Phone
(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946