One person possibly injured in truck vs. tractor-trailer accident on Highway 18

One person possibly injured in truck vs. tractor-trailer accident on Highway 18
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The driver of a pickup truck was transported to Spencer Hospital for possible injuries at about 4 p.m. Wednesday after she tried to make a u-turn on an ice-covered Highway 18 and was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported the driver of the 2004 Dodge Ram, Jazmine Roos, 18, of Sioux Falls, S.D., tried to make the u-turn in the 1700 block of Highway 18 but the truck’s tires were spinning on the road, which was completely covered by ice.

Brian Bargstadt, 56, of Randolph, Neb., tried to stop the tractor-trailer he was driving, a 2003 Freightliner, when he realized the Ram’s tires were spinning.

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But the Freightliner began to lose control of its full trailer, according to the accident report.

Since the Ram wasn’t able to gain speed on the ice, it was rear-ended by the Freightliner, sending it into the north crop field.

Roos was transported to the hospital for treatment of possible injuries.


Damage to the pickup truck was reported to be about $7,000, while the Freightliner sustained about $10,000 in damage, according to the sheriff’s office’s report.

The report indicated charges are pending.


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