Driver loses control, flips tractor trailer in ditch

Around 7 a.m. Friday, a truck driver flipped his tractor trailer in a ditch on Highway N just south of Pierpont in Southern Boone County.

The driver was hauling limestone boulders to a private residence when he lost control of his vehicle. He was taken to the hospital after reporting back and arm pain. Boone County firefighters and tow truck operators are working to get the truck out of the ditch.

Crews are hoping to have the scene cleared by 1:00 p.m.