Authorities were called to the scene of the crash, about one and one half miles south of POET Biorefining on Highway 60 shortly before 6:30 this morning. According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, a 2003 Volvo semi tractor and trailer, driven by 28-year old Mahad Ismail of St. Cloud, Minnesota, was southbound on Highway 60. A 2003 Ford Explorer, driven by 62-year old Steven Tatman of Sheldon was stopped at the eastbound stop sign and intended to travel across Highway 60. Tatman told deputies he failed to see the semi, and pulled into its path. The semi struck Tatman’s SUV in the side, spinning it into the median, where the semi came to rest as well.
Tatman was taken to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team.
Tatman was cited for Failure To Yield Upon Entering A Through Highway.
Departments responding to the scene included the Ashton Fire Department, Sheldon Police Department, and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.