Hospers, Iowa — A Nebraska truck driver was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after crashing his big rig near Hospers, in an incident that kept one northbound lane of Highway 60 closed for nearly five hours..
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened shortly before 7:30 Thursday evening, a mile south of Hospers on Highway 60. According to authorities, 61-year old Russell Shehorn of West Point, Nebraska was northbound on Highway 60 in a 2017 Kenworth semi-tractor pulling a refrigerated trailer full of meat when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch. Deputies say the truck and trailer came to rest on its side.
Authorities say Shehorn was transported to the Orange City Hospital by the Hospers Ambulance for treatment of what officials termed “minor injuires.”
According to authorities the Kenworth, trailer, and cargo sustained approximately $140-thousand in damage.
Sheborn was reportedly tickerted for Failure to Maintain Control.
Sioux County deputies were asssisted at the scene by the Hospers Fire Department and Hospers Ambulance, as well as the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement.
Both northbound lanes of Highway 60 were opened to traffic a little after midnight.