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Rollover remains mystery

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Around 2:16 p.m. Monday, a 911 call reporting a semi rollover had emergency personnel scrambling to the scene, but upon arrival had them scratching their heads in frustration during the investigation.

The accident happened on private property just north of C.R. 1100 N at S.R. 59.

Search and Rescue Chief Todd McVey declined to comment to The Brazil Times at the scene and then again Monday night regarding the details of the incident because of a lack of information provided by individuals involved at the scene.

"We don't know much right now because the people involved are not talking," he said. "If I knew more I'd make a statement."

He was able to confirm that a parked semi tractor trailer did flip over, either during loading or unloading, and trapped a male inside the vehicle. The unidentified victim, who was conscious but disoriented upon arrival of emergency personnel, sustained minor injuries during the rollover because he was not wearing a seat belt.

Search and Rescue, Clay County Sheriff's Department, the Clay County Emergency Management Director, Brazil City Fire Department and Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department re-sponded to the accident, about one-quarter mile from the highway on a private lane.

Air Evac, also called to assist, was released from the scene when it was determined the victim would not need helicopter transport.

Once extricated from the vehicle, the disoriented man was taken by Trans-Care to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for precautionary measures and treatment of his injuries.

While investigating the accident, the individuals involved were very cautious with officials about details, including their names.

The Brazil Times was not allowed to take pictures at the scene.

Officials are continuing their investigation into the matter.

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