LITTLE ROCK—A 54-year-old Whitehall, MT, man was injured in a manure tanker accident about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, about two miles east of Little Rock.
Byron John Sharp was driving a 2007 Volvo semi east when he turned south onto Monroe Avenue from 140th Street and failed to make a wide enough turn, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
The trailer began to roll into the ditch and pulled the power unit into the ditch and rolled over completely.
The semi, registered to Jarmer Manure Tanking Service of Fulda, MN, came to rest on the passenger side.
Sharp was trapped in the cab of the semi and had to be removed by mechanical means by firefighters.
He then was transported to Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley.
Sharp was hauling 6,000 gallons of manure and an estimated 5,000 gallons spilled into the ditch.
The semi and trailer received an estimated $30,000 damage.
The shoulder and ditch of Monroe Avenue received an estimated $1,000 damage.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Sibley Ambulance, Sibley Fire Department, Little Rock Ambulance and Little Rock Fire Department.