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Double-trailer semi tips on I-70 east

andy lambertAugust 5, 2013

A United Parcel Service of America double-semitrailer traveling on Interstate 70 east was blown over during a severe thunderstorm Monday afternoon 10 miles outside of Goodland.


The brown cab and its two white trailers were facing westbound when the toppling semi came to a rest literally on top of the 25 mile marker. The cab sprawled across the right lane and entered the left lane on I-70, causing a mile of stalled traffic that had to cautiously use the muddy median and left shoulder to pass the upended truck.


The first trailer lay on its side diagonally in the right lane and right shoulder with a crack between its roof and side paneling. The rear trailer ended up off the side of I-70 in the muddy grass.


The driver and his supervisor, who were both in the cab during the accident, declined to release their names or partake in an interview. Neither of the men nor any other travelers on I-70 east were injured in the incident.

According to Goodland authorities, local and county emergency units were on scene around 2 p.m. Mountain time.


This story and photographs were compiled and taken by Beau Tiongson






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