One person was taken to the hospital after their vehicle was struck by hay bales that fell from a farm tractor trailer Saturday afternoon in Brighton. Around 1:30pm 39 year old Samantha Jo Johnson of Washington was waiting at a stop sign when the trailer traveling South on Highway 1 with the bales attempted to negotiate a curve, causing the load to shift. Several of the large bales fell and struck the Johnson vehicle.
She was transported by Washington County Ambulance to Washington County Hospital as a precaution. 51 year old Steven Sieren of Hedrick was issued a citation for the incident.