Semi Crash Sends A Small Amount Of Biodiesel Leaking Into Ditch

Wed 6-15-2022


(Bergen)- A crash Tuesday morning sent Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies to the ditch on County Road 30 between Highway 71 and Bergen. Jeff Penning of Clear Lake, Iowa, was traveling west on County Road 30 approaching Hwy 71 in a semi hauling biodiesel when it slid into the north ditch and overturned. Penning sustained no injuries, but there was moderate damage to the semi tractor and trailer. A small amount of the biodiesel also leaked into the ditch. County Road 30 was closed for roughly seven hours while three tow trucks from Maloney's Towing in Madelia worked to bring the semi back to its tires on County Road 30. The Windom Fire Dept, Windom Ambulance, Jackson Fire Dept, and Jackson County Public Works all assisted at the scene.