Fayette Accident

By: News Release
Aug 7th, 2018

  On August 6, 2018 at 1:09 pm Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a Semi tractor trailer pulling a load of hogs that had tipped over in the ditch 1/10 mi. north of 250th St. on U Ave. 4 mi. southeast of Waucoma. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy it was determined that Levi J. Byler age 28 of Stewartville Minnesota was driving a Blue 2015 Kenworth Semi tractor and pulling a 2012 livestock trailer southbound on U Ave. when the driver became distracted and lost control going into the west ditch rolling the semi-and trailer on its side. Semi and trailer owned by Livestock Express Inc. out of Waucoma sustained approx.. $20,000.00 damage and over 30 hogs were killed in the accident. No injuries reported. The driver was cited for failure to maintain control. Iowa DOT commercial vehicle enforcement, Waucoma fire Department assisted at the scene.