Cattle Truck Flips Onto Its Side

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

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.


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