Semi flips, turkeys spill | News
A semi carrying turkeys went off the road and flipped down an embankment, spilling its load of turkeys into a field early Tuesday morning.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on SR 164 east of Schroering Road about 12:30 a.m.
Deputies and first responders arrived and found the driver of the semi, 49-year-old Paul Ledgerwood of Washington walking around disoriented from the crash.
Deputies say Ledgerwood was on SR 164 when he rounded a curve too fast which caused the semi to flip onto its side. It skidded about 150 feet before traveling down an embankment. L edgerwood was transported to Memorial Hospital with a possible broken neck, and then later taken to a hospital in Evansville for further treatment.
Damage to the truck was estimated at between $50,000 and $100,000. Ledgerwood was cited for Speed Too Fast to Avoid a Collision. Traffic was restricted on SR 164 for several hours.