No injuries in tractor-trailer rollover

No injuries in tractor-trailer rollover

No injuries were reported after a tractor-trailer rolled onto its driver side Thursday morning in the 3500 mile of 140th Avenue in Clay County.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the rollover at 10:12 a.m., according to a news release.

The driver, Brian Watland, of Spencer, was reportedly driving the 2009 Peterbuilt tractor and 2018 Trinity trailer, owned by Stahly Family Farms, which was hauling distillery grain.

Watland was backing into a feed lot when the driver-side tires on the trailer began sliding into the ditch. According to the report, Watland tried to stop the sliding by driving forward, but icy road conditions caused the trailer to continue to slide and pulled the tractor into the ditch.

The tractor landed on the driver side. Watland exited the vehicle without injuries.

The load being carried in the trailer was non-toxic, the sheriff’s office report stated, and was removed from the ditch.

Damage to the vehicle was disabling, the report stated.

The accident is still being investigated.

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