‘Mystery’ driver causes wreck

Published 10:21 am Monday, August 15, 2016

WINDSOR – First Sergeant M.W. Warren with the Highway Patrol office that a tractor-trailer overturned at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and 305 late Monday morning.

No one was injured in wreck.

Warren said Trooper J.V. Reid was the officer in charge.

Warren said an unknown vehicle sped through the “yield” sign on 305.

The truck was traveling south on 13 and was forced to take evasive action to avoid colliding with the vehicle that failed to yield.

The truck driver, who did not want to give his name, said at the scene Monday about noon that he sacrificed his own safety to avoid smashing into the other vehicle.

“And it didn’t even slow down,” the truck driver said, referencing the other vehicle.

Warren confirmed the unknown vehicle did not stop and the driver of the vehicle would have been charged with “failure to yield.”

“The right thing to do,” said 1st Sgt. Warren, “is to stop and take responsibility for your actions.”

The truck veered off the road past the northbound lane, went into the ditch, and overturned.

The fenders and hood of the truck were crushed in the wreck and the truck driver said he thinks the frame was bent.

He said the engine seemed fine, and the trucking company should be able to put it into another cab.

The driver said he could have been injured when the truck turned over and wondered how the other vehicle’s driver could just keep going instead of stopping to see how he was doing.