Semi Rollover Accident Near Ireton Causes Thousands In Damage To Tractor, Trailer, And Load

Date posted - May 2, 2013

semi spills cornIreton, Iowa — Several thousand dollars in damage occurred in a semi rollover accident on Wednesday (5/1) near Ireton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:20 AM, 42-year-old Jerry Sorgdrager of Alton was driving a 2005 International semi‐tractor pulling a Cornhusker grain trailer, which was loaded with corn. He was eastbound on 490th Street, five miles southwest of Ireton when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch. The semi‐tractor and trailer rolled onto its side and spilled the load.

No injuries were reported.

The International sustained about $15,000 in damages. The trailer sustained an estimated $5,000 in damages. The corn damaged in the accident was valued at about $10,000.

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