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Utility trailer crashes into store

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Utility trailer crashes into store

Express Staff Writer

The Napa Auto Parts building in Bellevue had an unexpected Thanksgiving Day visitor when a runaway utility trailer crashed into it.

Store Manager Ron Domke said the trailer, used to haul landscaping equipment, struck a vacant store next to Napa, causing about $4,000 damage. It could have been worse, Domke said, explaining that the trailer crashed through a large door rather than through the side of the building.

Blaine County Sheriff Lt. Jay Davis said the trailer was being pulled southbound when it came loose from a white 2000 GMC pickup driven by Eduardo Orozco-Corona, a 35-year-old Jerome man.

Davis said the trailer crossed both northbound lanes on Bellevue's Main Street, jumped a curb and crashed into the building.

Davis attributed the cause of the mishap to a deficient trailer hitch setup. He said no citation was issued. Damage to the trailer was estimated at $200.

The crash occurred at about 5:15 p.m.

"I had to get up from dinner to come down here and see what was going on," Domke said.

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