Minnesota Man Uninjured After Hitting Guard Rail, Barricades

Sibley, Iowa — A Minnesota man escaped injury after his semi-tractor hit a guard rail and barricades near Sibley on Thursday, June 29th.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 3:30 am on Thursday, 73-year-old Cullins Lee Roberts of Albert Lea, Minnesota was driving a 2013 Volvo Tractor Trailer registered to McFarland Truck Lines, Inc of Austin, MN southbound in the 2000 mile of Hwy 60 in a construction zone, south of Sibley. According to the report, the left lane was closed with cones, barrels and concrete barricades. Roberts got too far to the right and collided with the guardrail, bounced to the left and collided with the concrete barricades and then entered the ditch colliding with the embankment before reaching the railroad tracks.

The Volvo received $10,000 in damage and the guardrail received $1,000 in damage.

Roberts was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.

No injuries were reported.


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