Two Separate Semi Accidents on Highway 60

January 20, 2021 10:10am

On Tuesday, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated two separate accidents involving semi-trucks on Highway 60. 

 

The first semi accident was called in at 11:43 a.m. on Highway 60, four miles south of Alton. 

 

40-year-old Husein Mohamud of Bloomington, MN was driving northbound on Highway 60 in a 2018 Freightliner semi-tractor pulling a freight trailer when he lost control of the vehicle; the truck and trailer jackknifed on the roadway.

 

No injuries were reported, but the Freightliner sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.

 

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The second semi accident occurred three miles south of Orange City.  Authorities responded to the accident at 4:49pm. 

 

26-year-old Carlos Rodriguez-Perez of Sioux City, was driving south on Highway 60 in a Freightliner semi pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with plastic barrels.  Rodriguez-Perez lost control of the truck and entered the north ditch; the truck and trailer rolled onto its side.

 

No injuries were reported, but the Freightliner sustained approximately $40,000 in damage.

 

Rodriguez-Perez was cited for failure to maintain control.