FedEx vehicle overturns in muddy conditions on old highway

HURRICANE — A FedEx semitractor-trailer overturned Saturday night, sliding into a ditch near Harrisburg when its wheels hit the soft dirt shoulder, wet from a day of periodic rain.

A semitractor-trailer lies in a ditch after rolling off the road near Harrisburg Saturday night. Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 18, 2017 | Photo by Austin Peck, St. George News

Hurricane police responded to the incident around 10 p.m. on Old Highway 91 and about 500 North, police Public Information Officer Tiffany Mower said

“The semi with the box trailer had driven too close to the soft dirt shoulder,” she said, “and overturned on its side and then slid down into a ditch.”

Two heavy wreckers were required to upright the semi, an effort that took over four hours. The unit then had to be towed away.

The driver was wearing his seat belt and did not report any injuries, Mower said.

Units from Hurricane City Police and Hurricane Valley Fire responded. The Fire Department remained on scene throughout the process to ensure no oil or fuels were released to contaminate the area, Mower said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

St. George News reporter Ric Wayman contributed to this report.

Email: apeck@stgnews.com

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3 Comments

  • comments February 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    4hrs, these guys must be pros

  • Have3bratz February 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    And no citations were given either, wow that’s just unheard of…

  • Have3bratz February 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Glad the driver wasn’t hurt either btw…

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