Semi Jackknifed on I-90
Winter weather resulted in a semi-truck that jackknifed and slid down a 25-foot embankment on Interstate 90 east of Billings Sunday, but the two passengers reportedly were unharmed. The Freightliner truck was headed westbound on Interstate-90 near the interchange with Interstate 94 and traveling too fast for the slick road conditions when the wreck occurred just before noon, according to a report by the Montana Highway Patrol. The truck was driven by a 34-year-old man from Manitoba, Canada. Neither he nor the co-driver who was riding in the truck’s sleeper were willing to be taken to the hospital for observation or treatment.
The Freightliner was hauling steel pipes on a flatbed trailer and the pipes came loose during the crash. They collided with the cab’s sleeper causing extensive damage to the fiberglass exterior. The truck’s passenger reported minor shoulder pain but did not immediately seek medical attention.