Hartley, Iowa — A semi tractor pulling a livestock trailer over turned near Hartley in the early morning hours on Thursday, May 18th.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 1:30 am on Thursday, 34-year-old Jared Wengelewski of Watseka, Illinois was driving a 2009 Peterbilt tractor pulling a livestock trailer northbound on Vine Avenue, north of Hartley. According to the report, Wengelewski stated a gust of wind caused him to enter the east ditch and then roll over onto the passenger side. The Peterbilt was attached to a livestock trailer loaded with calves.
Damages were estimated at mre than $100-thousand.
No injuries were reported.