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Highway 4 Accident

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Highway 4 Accident

Graettinger, IA (KICD) — Two people were injured in a semi rollover.

The Palo Alto County Sheriffs Office said the accident occurred around 6:15 Saturday morning, on Highway 4, about 4 miles south of Graettinger.  A 2012 International semi, hauling a load of lawn mowers in the trailer, driven by Jermain Mickens of Memphis, Tennessee was southbound in the 3200 block of Highway 4, when he lost control.

The semi went into the west ditch, and as Mickens tried to correct back on the road, the semi overturned coming to rest on the passenger side.  Mickens and a passenger were both checked by Palo Alto County Ambulance Graettinger crew, but both refused treatment.

The semi and trailer were totaled in the accident, the amount of damage to the lawn mowers in the trailer was unknown.  Mickens was cited for Failure To Maintain Control.  Assisting at the scene was the Graettinger Fire Department and Rescue team.