Driver of runaway truck injured

A semi-tractor trailer rolled out of control at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at the Tiremaxx Service Center on CR 75, west of St. Joseph.

The semi had been parked in the Tiremaxx parking lot while the driver was inside the business. When the driver saw the semi rolling on its own, he ran outside and attempted to hop in the cab to stop it, but it was too late. The vehicle rolled onto CR 75, crossing both lanes of traffic and ended up in the north ditch. The driver, William Pike, 70, of Stanchfield, was taken via ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital.

St. Joseph police, fire and rescue units responded, as well as Stearns County Sheriff’s Department deputies. The incident is under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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