Sioux County Sheriff

Truck transporting windmill base strikes railroad overpass – October 8

On Tuesday, October 8, at 3:56 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred on 310th Street, two and one-half miles west of Hull, IA.

Russell Myers, age 51, of Laird Hill, TX, was driving a 2013 Kenworth semi-truck pulling a flatbed loaded with a windmill base westbound on Highway 18. As the truck and trailer drove underneath the BNSF Railway bridge overpass above the highway, the cargo struck the overpass.

No injuries were reported.

The windmill base sustained approximately $5,000 in damage. The BNSF Railway property sustained approximately $75,000 in damage.

Myers was cited for operating with excess load height.

The accident remains under investigation.