What: Semitrailer lost load
Where: U.S. 136 at 600th
Avenue, Logan County
When: Friday, Sept. 28, 8:15 p.m.
Preliminary: A green truck tractor with dump-style trailer
operated by Mason County Transfer out of Mason City was traveling
westbound on U.S. 136, approaching the railroad tracks near Emden.
The railroad crossing warning lights activated, causing the driver
to slam on his brakes in order to stop for an oncoming train. The
hard braking caused the load in the dump trailer, meat scraps and
trimmings, to slide forward and spill onto the roadway. A major
quantity of the load spilled onto U.S. 136, causing the roadway to
be shut down while the debris was removed.
Logan County Sheriff’s Department assisted on the scene.
[Text from file received from Illinois
State Police District 9]