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Truck Sustains Severe Damage In Semi Rollover Accident; Driver Refuses Medical Attention

green truckHospers, Iowa — The truck that a Scranton, Iowa man was driving sustained severe damage in an accident on Highway 60 near Hospers on Tuesday, October 1.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that 23-year-old Luke Skalla of Scranton was driving a 2014 Peterbuilt semi-tractor northbound on Highway 60, a mile south of Hospers. He was pulling a 1979 FRUE tanker-trailer, which was loaded with non-hazardous liquid nitrogen fertilizer.

Skalla lost control of the vehicle, which entered the median and rolled multiple times.

Skalla refused medical treatment at the scene.

green truck 2The Peterbuilt sustained approximately $150,000 damage. The trailer sustained $30,000 damage.

Skalla was cited for failure to maintain control.

The Hospers Fire Department, Hospers Ambulance, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State Patrol assisted the sheriff’s office.

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