Despite not wearing a seatbelt and flipping onto the roof, an 18-year-old Clatonia man escaped without injuries when his truck rolled off the road and into a field Tuesday.
On March 6 at 7:20 a.m., Clatonia Rescue and deputies from the Gage County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 41, about a quarter mile east of SW 72nd Road near Clatonia.
The sheriff’s office reported that 18-year-old Eastin Henkel of rural Clatonia was driving his 2007 Chevy Silverado to high school when the vehicle hit a patch of ice on Highway 41, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
The vehicle crossed the center line, the report said, then entered a ditch to the south and struck a culvert, sending the vehicle airborne.
When the vehicle landed, it rolled at least one time before stopping on its roof.
No injuries were reported at the scene, the report said, and the driver told deputies that he was not wearing a seatbelt.