Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Semi with 700 Feeder Pigs Overturns on Monday Afternoon Accident

On January 8, 2018 at 2:24 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire and Tri Village Rescue were dispatched to the 2700 block of Preble County Butler Township Road reference a semi rollover accident with entrapment.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Michael D. Willey, 45 of Winchester, Indiana, was driving a 2006 Kenworth semi truck and trailer northbound on Preble County Butler Township Road, when he drove off the right side of the roadway, struck a utility pole, and overturned onto its passenger side. Willey's stock trailer held 700 feeder pigs, which were transported from the scene by other vehicles.

Willey, who was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control, was treated and released at the scene.

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