Nebraska Truck Driver Taken To Hospital After Rolling Semi Loaded With Hogs On Highway 60

Hospers, Iowa– A Nebraska semi truck driver was taken to the hospital after an accident near Hospers that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that at about 9:50 a.m., 37-year-old Beau Lehman of Gordon, Nebraska was driving a 2024 Kenworth semi pulling a loaded livestock trailer southwestbound on Highway 60, about a mile south of Hospers near Hospers Drive South.

The report says that Lehman left the traveled portion of the roadway for some reason, hitting the shoulder. The report says he tried to bring the truck back onto the highway at which time he lost control and the semi rolled, landing on the passenger side. It came to rest blocking the right lane on Highway 60.  

According to the Nixle alert sent about the crash, it took officers and other crews until nearly 3:00 to clean up the scene and open both lanes back up to traffic.

The Hospers Ambulance took Lehman to Orange City Health System Hospital.

The semi sustained $100,000 in damages, and it had been loaded with hogs.

Lehman was charged with failure to maintain control and failure to maintain or use safety belts.


Local News