Semi-tractor trailer carrying corn overturns at roundabout


A driver was uninjured Tuesday morning after a semi-tractor trailer carrying a load of corn overturned at the roundabout at state Highway 133 and U.S. Highway 30.

Blair police, Washington County sheriff's deputies and Blair Fire and Rescue responded to the crash just before 9 a.m.

Capt. Travis Lyon said the semi was headed north on Highway 30 and was attempting to navigate the roundabout when the load of corn shifted causing the vehicle to overturn. The corn spilled out onto the grassy median.

The driver was checked by Blair Rescue as a precaution.

Northbound Highway 30 traffic was rerouted onto Highway 133.

A vacuum from a grain elevator was expected to help clean up the corn. Officers were waiting for large tow trucks to arrive to right the semi.

Lyon said citations are pending.

This is the second semi to overturn and dump its load of corn in Blair in the last three months.

Another semi overturned in April at the intersection of 19th and Washington streets after its load shifted. The driver was also uninjured.