Semi parks on off ramp…and then rolls over


June 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says no injuries were reported after a semi tractor trailer parked on an off-ramp rolled over into a ditch Tuesday, here in Cass County. The driver of the rig, 43-year old Dewaine Lee Jones, of Colorado Springs, CO, had taken the westbound off-ramp at the Marne exit, and illegally parked on the right shoulder.

When the 2001 conventional truck stopped, the shoulder suddenly gave way, and the truck rolled onto its passenger side, causing an estimated $30,000 damage to the truck and trailer, registered to Saunders Trucking, out of Colorado Springs. The accident happened at around 11:45-a.m.

Jones was cited for stopping, standing or parking where prohibited.