SPEARFISH â€” A chain securing a crane to a flat bed trailer broke as the driver of the semi truck pulling the trailer rounded a bend causing the crane to partially slip off the trailer.
The incident forced the closure of Interstate 90â€™s Exit 12 eastbound onramp for about five hours.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday Thomas Fenolio, of Spearfish, attempted to turn left onto the eastbound onramp said Lt. Jason Ketterling with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. One chain snapped and the load became unsecure.
A larger crane, from B&B Crane Service in Rapid City, was called in to lift the smaller crane back onto the flatbed trailer.
The onramp reopened after 2 p.m. Ketterling said.
Fenolio was cited for having an unsecured load. There were no injuries.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, its motor carrier division and Spearfish Police Department responded.