Truck tips onto side, near Cortland

BEATRICE – A semitrailer dumping a load of dirt tipped onto its side, Friday…on U.S. Highway 77 at South 12th Road.

Gage County Sheriff’s officers say the truck with a side-dump trailer driven by Melvin Craft of Lincoln, was in a construction zone dumping dirt along the east side of U.S. 77.  

The truck’s rear trailer wheels slipped off the edge of the pavement, causing the load to shift and the truck and trailer to tip onto its side.

Craft sustained possible injuries but was not transported for medical care. 

Gage County Deputies, Clatonia and Cortland rescue personnel responded to the scene along with the Nebraska State Patrol.  The accident happened at 12:16 p.m., Friday.