Stickney man injured in Tuesday I-90 crashA Stickney man suffered minor injuries when his vehicle sideswiped another on Interstate 90 near Kimball Tuesday afternoon.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Stickney man suffered minor injuries when his vehicle sideswiped another on Interstate 90 near Kimball Tuesday afternoon.
Gerhart Burmeister, 77, took the 284 exit from Kimball going west on I-90 and realized he needed to go east. He turned on to a median crossover, which is illegal, said Highway Patrol Sgt. John Koenig.
Burmeister turned his 1997 Ford Taurus into the passing lane to get on to the crossover and was sideswiped by a 2010 Dodge Ram dual-wheeled truck driven by Myron Hunt, 77, of Pisgah, Iowa. Hunt was also pulling a gooseneck trailer hauling a pickup truck.
Hunt’s vehicle skidded west and rolled, landing partially in the median and partially on the interstate, entirely blocking the westbound lane for 40 minutes. Officials diverted traffic to Old Highway 16 until they could open the interstate.
The pickup truck was ejected off the trailer and is a total loss, Koenig said. Burmeister’s vehicle came to rest on the north shoulder of the westbound lane.
Hunt was wearing his seat belt but suffered minor injuries. The nature of the injuries was not available as of press time, but they were not life-threatening. He was transported by ambulance to a Chamberlain hospital.
Burmeister was cited for illegal median crossover use, Koenig said.