Driver injured in cement truck rollover

2013-06-26T11:00:00Z 2013-06-27T16:09:47Z Driver injured in cement truck rolloverGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
June 26, 2013 11:00 am  • 

A Billings man was hospitalized late Wednesday morning after the cement truck he was driving rolled just west of Pompeys Pillar.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Todd Hagenbuch said Paul Overly, 29, was driving a full-sized, six-axle cement truck for Knife River eastbound on Highway 312 when, at around 10:30 a.m., the truck veered off of the south side of the road.

The driver overcorrected and the truck crossed both lanes of traffic near South 25th Road, went into a ditch on the north side of the road and rolled onto its passenger side, Hagenbuch said.

Emergency crews eventually removed the driver from the truck and loaded him into an ambulance, which took him to St. Vincent Healthcare, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, Hagenbuch said.

A spokesperson for St. Vincent Healthcare said that Overly was in fair condition at about 7 p.m. 

The hospital's HELP Flight helicopter was also called out but was sent back a short time later.

Hagenbuch said a small amount of cement spilled from the truck and that the crash closed one lane of traffic on the highway.

Alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash, and Overly was not issued any citations, Hagenbuch said. 

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