ST. GEORGE — A semitrailer hauling alfalfa tipped on its side, shutting down one eastbound traffic lane on Red Hills Parkway and one right turning lane on Bluff Street Saturday.
At approximately 5 p.m., a blue semitrailer stacked with alfalfa was headed south on Bluff Street when it turned to head east on Red Hills Parkway. As it turned through the intersection, the load of alfalfa shifted, tipping the front tractor and head trailer onto their right sides while the rear trailer stayed on its wheels, St. George Police Sgt. Jeff Bahlmann said.
“Witnesses are saying speed may not be a factor; it just may be with the load shifting as the truck was making that turn that caused the trailer to tip over,” Bahlmann said. “We are still trying to determine the cause, if speed was the factor.”
St. George Fire Department personnel and police officers were on scene, and police directed traffic around the accident. The right lane east of the intersection on Red Hills Parkway was shut down as well as the left turning lane on Bluff Street.
No injuries were reported and there were no citations issued as of publication time.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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