Semi rollover causes diesel fuel spill in Brookings County

February 17, 2022
Mike Tanner

VOLGA, S.D.–A Canadian truck driver escaped injury Wednesday when the semi he was driving crashed and rolled in Brookings County.

Thirty one year-old Philipp Weibe of Winkler, Manitoba had just left Volga after loading soybean meal and fuel onto his truck.

Weibe says he heard a loud bang from the passenger side of the truck, and was pulled into the guardrail where the truck went into the ditch and rolled onto its side.

Brookings County Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says fuel began to leak from the truck. He says an estimated 100 gallons of diesel made its way into a drainage ditch.

Brookings County Emergency Management responded to coordinate a cleanup of the fuel.

The truck and guardrail sustained a combined $110,000 damage.