Just after 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a nearly head-on traffic accident between a loaded semi and trailer and pickup on 564th Avenue about 9 miles southwest of Stanton. The accident occurred when the southbound semi driven by Micheal Doring, 60, of Stanton and a northbound pickup driven by Julio Carrillo-Carilo, 56, of Columbus met on the crown of the county road just south of 829th Road. A passenger in the pickup was treated at the scene by Leigh Rescue, but declined transport to the hospital. Seatbelts were in use and airbags did deploy. The semi trailer was loaded with more than 900 small pigs. The pickup was a total loss and the county road was closed for more than two hours as the scene was cleared. Carrillo-Carilo was cited for having No Operators License.

Scene on 564th Avenue-North of Hwy 32