Driver transported to the hospital after semi rollover

On Wednesday, January 20, at approximately 3:37 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a semi that was rolled over in the ditch in the area of County Road 26 and 160th Street.

Law Enforcement and medical personnel arrived on the scene to find the semi had rolled onto the driver’s side and appeared it would have been southbound on County Road 26. There are “S” curves in this area and it appeared the semi was approaching the right turn of the curve, lost control and crossed over into the northbound lane, and went into the ditch.

The driver, identified as Michael Mays, 32, of Alabama, indicated he lost control of the semi while going around the curve.

There were three other occupants in the semi. An adult female was identified as Timeshia Wilkerson, 29, of Alabama. The other two occupants were juveniles.

The semi was loaded with frozen food. It took several hours to unload the cargo before the semi could be removed from the ditch.

Wilkerson was transported to Lakewood Health System for possible injuries. No one else was injured in the accident.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Verndale First Responders and Fire Department, Verndale Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, and Lakewood Health System Ambulance.

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