The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1 PM, 32-year-old Dean Greseth of Kenyon, MN was driving a 2002 Peterbuilt semi-tractor pulling a cattle trailer, which was loaded with 30 head of cattle. He was northbound on Highway 60 at Carnes — four miles south of Orange City — when he lost control of the truck while traversing a curve. The truck and trailer rolled onto its side and came to rest on the east shoulder of the roadway.
After the truck rolled, the top of the trailer opened up allowing several cattle to be released into the ditch.
The driver did not report any injuries.
Two head of cattle were lost due to injuries sustained in the accident; the remaining 28 head were herded into portable pens and then loaded onto stock trailers.
Damage from the accident was estimated at $85,000.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Orange City Police Department, Iowa Department of Transportation Highway Department, Alton Fire Department and Alton Ambulance.
Several area farmers on horseback also assisted herding the cattle into the pens and trailers.
The sheriff’s office says they would like to thank all the people who assisted with recovering the cattle. They say that this averted further accidents and greatly enhanced safety of the public.