State Road 258 restricted to one lane as wreck cleanup continues

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Traffic on State Road 258 west of Cortland is restricted to one lane at this time as crews continue to clean up eggs that spilled from a truck that turned over in a ditch.

The spill occurred after a trucker from Camby driving west on State Road 258 tried to turn right onto County Road 100E, Jackson County Officer Rob Henley said.

The driver didn’t make a wide enough turn, and the rear wheels of his semitrailer went into a ditch at about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Henley said.

The semitrailer was upright when the driver called police, but by the time help arrived, it had turned over on its side because the load eggs had shifted, Henley said.

“… and it went over,” he said.

Henley said the driver, who was not injured, told police he had been taking the eggs to Cort Acres using his GPS unit, which told him to turn north on County Road 100E. Cort Acres is about three miles northeast of the crash scene, Henley said.

Hamilton Township firefighters were called to the scene along with 31 Wrecker personnel, and the truck was eventually uprighted at about 2:30 p.m, Henley said.

During the cleanup process, traffic continues to be limited to one lane, and that restriction will remain in place until the truck is gone, he said.

Henley said workers were going to try to open the doors of the trailer to see about removing the eggs and transferring them to another truck.

He said that would take until about 4:30 or 5 p.m.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.