One Injured in Concrete Truck Rollover

JANSEN – A man was flown to a Lincoln hospital Friday after the concrete tuck he was driving rolled over near Jansen.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a call came in at about 12:45 p.m. Friday reporting an accident two miles east and a mile and a half north of Jansen on 575 Avenue.

Emergency services arrived to find a loaded concrete truck on its top after it rolled into the east ditch. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was trapped inside the cab. The man was helped out of the vehicle and flown to Lincoln with multiple trauma injuries. His name has not yet been released.

The truck was traveling north on the road and appears to have lost control on the gravel surface. The truck was owned by Beatrice Concrete and is considered a total loss. The investigation is ongoing.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Ambulance District 33, Jefferson County Rescue, Jansen Rural Fire District, Fairbury Rural Fire District and Fairbury City Fire were on the scene.

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