Ambulances were dispatched after a semitrailer loaded with bricks collided with a minivan in the 400 block of North Washington Ave. on Tuesday, but both drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.
According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 11:40 a.m. The tractor-trailer owned by Stone Sand Company was driven by Evan Schenkel, who was southbound on Washington when the 2005 Grand Caravan, driven by Mathew Moos, pulled out from a private drive.
Moos then pulled into another private drive, and Schenkel swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision. The tractor-trailer struck the back end of the minivan, knocking it into the east ditch. The semi continued south until it entered the west ditch and rolled onto its side. Some of the bricks it was carrying spilled into the ditch and were later removed.