SIOUX CITY, Iowa | A semitrailer rolled front-first into a pond near the Cloverleaf Cold Storage plant Thursday afternoon, making it the second truck to do so since March of last year.
No one was injured, and the driver was not in the vehicle when it happened outside the plant in the 2600 block of Murray Street in the Singing Hills area.
“It rolled quite a ways, probably 100 yards or so, and ended up in the pond,” said Dave Junck, plant manager.
Workers noticed the partially submerged semi around 1 p.m. Junck speculated that the driver of the Kottke Trucking vehicle forgot to engage the parking brake.
Meier Towing pulled the truck from the pond later in the afternoon.
A similar incident happened a little more than a year ago.
On March 30, 2012, a Coca-Cola delivery truck splashed into the pond, where it was completely submerged in the muddy water. It was unclear how the delivery truck went into the water, but tire marks showed it went down a grassy hill from a Cloverleaf parking lot.
Police had said no one was inside that truck, either.