Flames are seen in a trailer that earlier in the day got stuck beneath a railroad bridge in Owatonna. (Jeffrey Jackson/People's Press)
Smashed to Smithereens
Employees from Dean’s Westside Towing in Owatonna work to hook up a trailer that suffered severe damage when it was unable to fit beneath a railroad bridge Wednesday morning. (Al Strain/People’s Press)
Smoke billows from a trailer fire behind Dean’s Westside Towing in Owatonna at about noon Wednesday. (Ron Ensley/People’s Press)
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3:45 pm
Updated: 9:16 pm, Wed Feb 12, 2014.
Posted on Feb 12, 2014
OWATONNA — What started out with a truck getting its trailer stuck beneath a railroad bridge in Owatonna Wednesday morning ended with that same trailer catching fire less than 90 minutes later.
Shortly before 11 a.m., the tractor-trailer, owned by Schilling Supply Company of La Crosse, Wis., was traveling westbound on Mineral Springs approaching Grove when the vehicle — or most of it — went under a railroad bridge, said Sgt. Deanne von Wald of the Owatonna Police Department.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3:45 pm.
Updated: 9:16 pm.