Semi-Pickup Accident Could have Been Much Worse

Just after 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a semi-tractor and pickup accident that was nearly head-on on 564th Avenue southwest of Stanton. The accident occurred when a southbound semi and trailer loaded with more than 900 small pigs driven by Micheal Doring, 60, of Stanton and a northbound pickup driven by Julio Carrillo-Carilo. 56, of Columbus collided at the crest of a hill. A passenger in the pickup was treated at the scene by Leigh Rescue and declined transport to the hospital. Seatbelts appeared to be in use and airbags did deploy. The county road was closed for more than three hours as the roadway was cleared. Carrillo-Carilo was also cited for No Operators License and the pickup was considered a total loss.

Scene on 564th Avenue North of Hwy 32