Thursday, July 3, 2008

Trailer Comes Loose from Truck, Causes Accident

Trailer Comes Loose from Truck, Causes AccidentPosted:July 3, 2008 01:07 PM EDT
Four people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a two vehicle accident south of Early, Iowa. The Sac county sheriff says a trailer being pulled by a pick up truck came loose and fishtailed across Highway 71, striking an oncoming car.

The driver of the car, 36-year-old June Milligan, and a passenger, 13-year-old Kadysha Lent, both of Laurens, Iowa had be to extricated from the car with the jaws of life. Both were transported to Mercy Medical Center where they are listed in fair condition.Two other passengers, 36-year-old Theresa Stevens and 9-year-old Alexis Milligan were treated and released with minor injuries. The truck driver, 44-year-old Bill Riesselman of Halbur, Iowa was not injured.

The sheriff says the wrong sized ball hitch was used for the trailer, causing it to lift off the truck. The investigation is continuing.

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