Load of apple juice shifts, semitrailer tips

TOQUERVILLE – A red Peterbilt semitrailer overturned on state Road 17 outside of Toquerville this morning, obstructing traffic for several hours until the truck could be righted and removed from the highway.

At 5:10 a.m., Utah Highway Patrol responded to the accident and was still on scene at 9 a.m.

“It took awhile to get it out,” UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said.

The semitrailer, driven by Timothy Morris out of Jerome, Idaho, had been traveling north on SR-17 at mile post 4 when its load shifted as the truck rounded a corner, Johnson said. The truck was carrying a load of apple juice and when it shifted, it caused the truck to leave the roadway and tip over.

Morris was driving for King Farms Trucking out of Tremonton, Johnson said. He was cited for improper lane travel and log book violations, which pertain to motor carrier laws and regulations.

There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved, UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said.

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Correction made: King Farms Trucking of Tremonton is Utah, not Idaho. Source error.

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  • Dan Lester September 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I’m betting he was from Tremonton, Utah, as there isn’t any Tremonton in Idaho.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic September 23, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Yes, you are right. King Farms Trucking is in Tremonton, Utah. Sourcing error corrected. Thanks, Dan.

  • Guy September 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Everyone has a smart phpne these days. Is it so hard to find a picture?!

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