Semi Accident blocks road

A semi’s trailer gave way in Marne on Saturday, blocking the road for several hours so it could be unloaded and cleared off the road.

An unusual semi accident in Marne kept a street blocked for about six hours on Saturday, June 8.

Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s office were called to a one-vehicle accident near Fourth and Washington streets, in Marne at about 2:08 p.m. A 2019 Freightline, driven by Jerry Lee Dargin, 70, of Minden, got caught on pavement, according to the report, buckling the trailer. There were no injuries but damage to the trailer was estimated at $10,000. No citations were injured.

Barb Fischer of Marne said she heard a loud crash and talked to the driver. He said he’d heard a noise while driving on the Interstate, and had gotten off at Marne. Richter’s Towing was called in to help with the disabled trailer and had to use straps to lift the trailer so that the contents could be unloaded and put onto another truck. Fischer said the road was blocked from about 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. that day, between the disabled truck, emergency and tow company equipment, and there were also a large number of motorcycles on hand for Baxter Cycle’s open house. “There were all sorts of people there,” Fischer said.