Semi’s trailer tags downtown tree

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — A semi driver’s trailer was considered a total loss after a Friday accident near the downtown.

Russell Needhammer, 87, Huntingburg, was northbound in the 400 block of U.S. 231/North Main Street in a 2005 Peterbilt at the time of the 7:15 a.m. mishap, according to the Huntingburg Police Department.

Police said Needhammer steered to the right, causing the trailer he was pulling to strike a roadside tree at 405 N. Main St.

The trailer sustained severe damage and was disabled in the accident. It was towed by a Ruxer Ford wrecker.

Needhammer was able to drive the Peterbilt semi tractor from the scene.

No citations were issued.

The Huntingburg Street Department and Huntingburg Municipal Utilities assisted with cleanup.

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