BROWNSVILLE, Minnesota (WXOW) - A semi rollover temporarily closed traffic in both directions on Minnesota Highway 26 late Friday morning.
The driver told state troopers he felt a jerk in his power steering, and lost control of his truck just south of Brownsville.
The incident occurred around 11 A.M., and no other vehicles were involved in the crash. The Brownsville Fire Department was on site to contain a fuel spill.
The driver was transporting concrete staves used to construct silos.
Troopers say that the curves on Highway 26 can be challenging for motorists unfamiliar with it.
"Usually people who travel this road know it well enough that they slow down at the curves,'" said Minnesota State Trooper Gary Harmening. "I'm not sure how familiar this gentleman was. I haven't asked him about that yet."
The driver walked away from the accident, but was transported to Gundersen Lutheran for minor injuries.
A tow truck was called to clear the truck and debris from the scene. Harmening estimated it would take until at least 2 P.M. until traffic could return to normal.
The incident is under investigation.
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