2nd UPDATE: Semi Truck Rolls On Sheldon’s 16th Street

Sheldon, Iowa — We now have the report from the semi rollover accident on Friday in Sheldon.

A Paullina man was taken to the hospital after the accident.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 9:35 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, 78-year-old Jeffrey Kummerfeldt of Paullina was driving a 2008 Peterbilt semi pulling a grain trailer westbound on Sixteenth Street near Eighth Avenue in southern Sheldon.

The report says that as the vehicle was going down the road, Kummerfeldt attempted to operate the truck’s automatic tarp. He says it wasn’t actuating, so he continued to press the button and watch his mirror. The truck left the roadway beginning at the intersection with Eighth Avenue. He says he noticed the trailer was sliding down into the ditch and he began slowing to a stop, but that’s when the trailer and truck overturned and spilled the corn.

SCAT took Kummerfeldt to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

The Peterbilt semi, owned by BFH Corporation of Paullina sustained $40,000 in damages.

Kummerfeldt was charged with failure to maintain control.

The Sheldon Fire Company, Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, and Sheldon Emergency Management assisted at the scene.

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First Update 13:08pm, 7/26/2019

Sheldon, Iowa — Details are still somewhat sketchy about an accident in which a semi-truck rolled onto its side in the 600-block of 16th Street in Sheldon Friday morning.

The mishap took place shortly after 9:30 Friday morning. According to Sheldon Assistant Fire Chief Brad Hindt, when firefighters arrived they discovered that the semi was leaking fluids. He says firefighters put floor dry down on the fluids  to contain the leaks.

Sheldon Police, as of mid-afternoon Friday, are still working on the accident report, and we’ll have that information for you once that report is completed.

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Original Post 10:08am, 7/26/2019

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency services crews were dispatched to the call of a semi rollover in the 600-block of 16th Street in south Sheldon shortly after 9:30 this (Friday) morning.

Witnesses on the scene say it appeared to be a semi tractor pulling a grain-type trailer that rolled into the 16th Street ditch.

We’ll have more information when it becomes available.

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