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Semitrailer rolls at Hwy. 61, 494 interchange in Newport

Emergency crews respond to a semitrailer rollover on a northbound Highway 61 entrance ramp in Newport Monday evening. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety

A semitrailer hauling helium rolled on a Highway 61 entrance ramp Monday evening.

Cottage Grove authorities reported that the truck that rolled on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 494 to northbound Highway 61 was carrying helium.

Newport emergency responders spent 30 minutes removing the truck driver. A Cottage Grove ambulance transported the driver to an area hospital, authorities reported on Facebook.

The crash happened before 6:30 p.m. Emergency crews and towing equipment was still on scene more than 90 minutes later. 

Further information was not immediately available.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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