Big rig lands on roof of pickup during crash east of Hamilton

18-Wheel truck big rig

The Highway Patrol reports a Trenton man sustained moderate injuries when a tractor-trailer truck landed on the roof of a pickup one mile east of Hamilton Wednesday morning.

An ambulance transported the driver, 30-year-old Cody Reeder, to Liberty Hospital. The truck driver, 38-year-old Kevin Schuler of Shawnee, Kansas, was not reported as injured.

Reeder traveled east on U. S. Highway 36 before he slowed and prepared to turn south onto Spring Hill Road when the eastbound tractor-trailer truck struck the towed unit of the pickup, which caused the truck’s wheels to leave the road. The truck traveled onto the roof of the pickup before both vehicles ran off the west side of the road into the center median.

Both vehicles came to rest in the median upright, with the truck facing east and the pickup facing west. The pickup was totaled, and the truck received moderate damage.

Both Reeder and Schuler wore seatbelts at the time of the accident with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office assisting at the scene.