Semi overturns in Columbia

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Pictured is the overturned semi in Columbia on Monday morning. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Emergency personnel responded about 7:30 a.m. Monday to an overturned Swift semi tractor-trailer hauling potatoes on Frontage Road across from Gilmore Lake Road off Route 3 in Columbia.

No injuries were reported in the crash. The truck driver, Anton Wasim, 29, of New Braunfels, Texas, told police he was was lost and trying to get back to I-255 when when his GPS system instructed him to make a hard right turn from southbound Route 3 onto Frontage Road/Hilltop Road. The truck was unable to complete the turn without its trailer overturning down into a culvert.

Police remained on scene several hours until a large vehicle towing company arrived to remove the overturned truck from the roadway.

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