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Truck overturns under pressure

June 16, 2011

Photo by Nash Dunn

A man drove his pickup truck and attached trailer off a 50-foot embankment Wednesday after he was forced off the road by stalled traffic.

Scott Butler, of Conover, was driving North on Highway 16 at about 3 p.m. Wednesday when he slammed on the breaks to avoid colliding with stalled traffic up ahead.

Butler said he pulled to the left and continued into the grass until the truck went down the embankment. Butler was pulling his Hot Shots pressure washing equipment.

"Man, I started praying to be honest," Butler said. "The front end went down first, but I really don't remember what happened after that."

No injuries were reported.

Comments

Sounds like Butler was driving too fast....

June 16, 2011 by Backbone (not verified), 3 years 11 weeks ago
Comment: 463

...wonder why hw wasn't charged? Huhm, need to check that one out O-N-E.

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