Spilled soybeans on the roadway appear to be the likely culprit in a one-vehicle accident on Heathman Road Wednesday morning.
An Indianola business owner traveling East on the rural road, about a mile and a half west of the brickyard, hit a patch of beans dampened by the early morning rain and lost control of his gray Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pickup and left the roadway briefly before flipping upside down and turned in the opposite direction.
One witness at the scene said the truck was traveling about 35 miles per hour when it hit the patch of wet soybeans and overturned several times. Emergency medical personnel had already transported the man by ambulance by the time family members arrived inquiring about his condition. The unidentified witness told them their relative was able to crawl out of the crushed truck even though it appeared heavily damaged.
A sheriff’s deputy at the scene confirmed another vehicle traveling on that road had gone into a skid earlier.
County road workers were at the site attempting to clear the yellow yield from the busy roadway to prevent further accidents.