Man Overturns Dump Truck On U.S. 421 (2018-08-10 15:20:22)

A man walked away with minor injuries after overturning his dump truck on U.S. 421 on Wednesday.

The Watauga Democrat reports that law officials responded to the scene in the 1500 block of U.S. 421 near Fall Creek Road around 2 p.m.

According to the report, the driver of the 1998 Mack dump truck, Eric Scott Schnelle, 43 years of age of Pinnacle, was traveling toward Wilkesboro.

The dump truck’s brakes failed, causing Schnelle to travel left of center for about a quarter of a mile, before he ended up the opposite lane's shoulder and overturned.

The dump truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident, but the windshield of a Ford Explorer was damaged by flying debris.

Wilkes Emergency Medical Services transported Schnelle to Wilkes Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.