Demolished vehicles, scrap metal scatters across Hwy. 169 in truck accident; No injuries reported

The cab of a semi dump truck full of scrap metal and demolished automobiles rolled over on Highway 169 near Dowlin Street in Champlin Monday, March 25 scattering debris across the road and impeding traffic

Clean up crews clear away debris which Champlin Officer Kevin Wegman said could take hours.   (Sun staff photo by Mindy Mateuszczyk)

Clean up crews clear away debris which Champlin Officer Kevin Wegman said could take hours.
(Sun staff photo by Mindy Mateuszczyk)

FlatbedAccident_2flow. According to Champlin Officer Kevin Wegman, who was on the scene during clean-up, police responded to the call around 10 a.m. Wegman said nobody was hurt and nobody was transported to the hospital. However, an additional car incurred some damage due to impact from debris.

Eyewitnesses initially thought the accident was more serious than it appeared due to witnessed demolished cars in the vicinity of the rollover. However, the cars were part of the truck’s haul.

Sgt. Bill Schmidt said it took until about 2:15 p.m. before the road was all clear again.

No further details were reported on the cause of the accident.

 

Contact Mindy Mateuszczyk at mindy.m@ecm-inc.com

 
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