A Monday accident west of Johnstown injured a Valentine man and required emergency officials to extricate the trapped driver from the vehicle he was driving.
According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department report, at 12:12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, on Highway 20 west of Johnstown, a 2001 Sterling Truck Tractor, driven by Martin Miller, 53, of Valentine, was traveling west hauling a load of hay bales when the trailer entered the north ditch. The trailer and semi overturned onto its passenger side and came to rest in the north ditch.
Miller was pinned in the vehicle. Personnel from the Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department and Brown County Ambulance Association worked to extricate the driver, who was then transported to a medical facility for injuries suffered during the crash.
The semi was considered a total loss.
The accident prompted the civil defense siren to sound in Ainsworth.