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Trailer detachment near Elmwood occupies deputies Tuesday

A semi-trailer rollover Tuesday morning at the Eau Galle Creek near the Elmwood Rod & Gun Club closed Hwy. 72 and kept Pierce deputies occupied much of the day.

The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer, reportedly loaded with turkey feed, lost control in a curve while traveling eastbound on Hwy. 72 near 630th Avenue.

The trailer detached from the semi- and rolled into the south ditch, coming to rest in the creek while the semi remained on its wheels on the roadway, according to Sgt. Tom Gunderson.

Driver Charles J. Salaba, 29, of Faribault, Minn., was not injured.

The highway was closed from CTH PP to CTH G much of the day as crews unloaded the trailer and cleaned up the mess.

Pierce County Highway Dept. workers also assisted at the scene.