A semitrailer carrying liquid eggs left a county road near Cortland and rolled onto its side Sunday, closing the road for about five hours.
Joseph Haller, 32, of Streamwood, Illinois, told Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Rick Meyer that he wasn’t paying attention to the roadway while driving in the 6000 block of North County Road 400E, and his right-side tires left the roadway.
Haller wasn’t able to get the semitrailer back on the road, and it turned over onto its side, Meyer said. Haller was not injured.
Haller, who was driving for Midnight Logistics of Chicago, had just left Rose Acre Farms on County Road 800N just north of Cortland and had a trailer full of liquid eggs.
All of the semitrailer’s load had to be destroyed because of possible contamination, Meyer said.
31 Wrecker service was called to the scene to help with cleanup and to upright and tow the semitrailer. Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Company assisted with containing the liquid eggs and diesel fuel and closing down the county road.
Also assisting at the scene were Rose Acre Farms and county Officer Rob Henley.