Concrete-mixer truck tips overDriver’s injuries serious but not life-threatening.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
EPIPHANY — A concrete-mixer truck tipped over Thursday afternoon on state Highway 25 and 237th street near Epiphany in Miner County.
According to the Highway Patrol, around 1:45 p.m., Raymond Joseph Ennes, 53, of Neward, Calif., was driving a 2001 Peterbilt Model 357 south on Highway 25, carrying a load of cement.
Authorities say the vehicle moved toward the right shoulder for oncoming traffic, when they believe the truck’s load shifted and the vehicle rolled onto its side.
Ennes was pinned in the vehicle and suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Miner County Sheriff’s Office. Concrete and diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway. His seatbelt was used.
Several agencies from around the county and surrounding area responded, as many of Howard’s emergency personnel were out of town at Howard High School’s state championship football game in Vermillion, according to the Miner County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office helped with traffic control. Miner County Ambulance and Mitchell Ambulance; Howard, Canova and Fedora fire departments; and the Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.
The Miner County Sheriff’s Office assisted.