Man trapped in sleeper after semi truck crashes near Volga

Two men are injured in a Thursday morning accident. One of the men was initially trapped in the semi truck.

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says it happened shortly after 5:00 a.m. northeast of Volga on 466th Avenue near 210th St.

The semi truck and trailer rolled into the ditch. Thirty-six-year-old Melvin Rios Gegron of Kindred, Florida was a passenger in the truck and was pinned inside the sleeper and had very little space to move or breathe. Aurora Auto Body was called to assist the Brookings Fire Department in extracting the man. He was taken by ambulance to the Brookings Hospital.

The truck was being driven by 25-year-old Luis Diaz Iguartua of Orlanda, Florida and was carrying a load of 2×4 lumber. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The road was closed to traffic for about two hours while the semi and trailer were removed from the ditch.


November 3, 2023