Commercial motor vehicle accident south of Alton – September 19

On Monday, September 19, at 1:04 p.m.,, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a Commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, five miles south of Alton, IA.

Nicholas Dills, age 41, of Mankato, MN, was driving a 2006 Sterling semi-truck pulling a flatbed containing cargo when a hitch bolt malfunctioned, causing the trailer to separate from the truck.  After separating, the trailer entered the west ditch where it rolled onto its side.

No injuries were reported.

The flatbed and cargo damage was estimated at $200,000; the Sterling was not damaged.