Crash investigators believe speed played a major role in a crash Monday morning that left a cattle truck, full of passengers, on its side in southeastern Nebraska.
The Peterbilt semi was being driven by 22-year-old Jaxson B. Jacobs of Unionville, Missouri. Gage County Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson says Jacobs was traveling around a curve on East State Highway 41. Jacobs lost control and the truck rolled onto the driver’s side and slid into a ditch just east of US Highway 77.
This was reported at 4:53 a.m. east of Clatonia and north of Beatrice.
Jacobs was transported to a hospital in Lincoln to be treated for injuries that are not considered life threatening. Air bags inside his cab did not deploy and Jacobs was not wearing a seatbelt.
The trailer hauling the cattle had to be cut open to rescue the cattle trapped inside.