Rock Rapids Propane Truck Rolls Over Just Into Minnesota; HazMat Team Responds

Date posted - April 1, 2014

Steen, Minnesota — A propane truck belonging to a Rock Rapids business rolled over in an accident just north of the Minnesota border on Monday, March 31st, and a Hazardous Materials team was called due to the risk of explosion.Law Enforcement Lightbar red

Rock County Minnesota Sheriff Even Verbrugge says he doesn’t have all the details yet, but he can say that 55-year-old Ned Weitgenant of Hills, Minnesota was driving a propane delivery straight truck, owned by Popkes Car Care of Rock Rapids westbound on their 21st Street, which is a mile north of the state line, about two miles east of Steen. That’s about six miles north of Rock Rapids.

For an unknown reason, the truck drifted off of the roadway and rolled in the ditch.

The damage estimate is unavailable at this time, but there were no injuries reported.

Verbrugge says a commercial vehicle investigator was called from the Minnesota State Patrol, which is standard protocol in commercial vehicle accidents.

The Hills Fire Department and Rock County Hazmat Crew assisted at the scene.

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