Driver injured in dump truck rollover crash caused by brake failure

Truck had full load of rocks

MADISON, Wis. - A dump truck rollover crash was caused by brake failure, according to a news release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office. 

The truck was driving on County Highway N in the town of Pleasant Springs with a full load of rocks at 8:39 a.m Monday. The driver, 58-year-old Jody Hietpas, said he was driving about 40 mph when the brakes failed. 

Hietpas said the truck would not slow down as he approached a roundabout, and the truck rolled onto its side and dumped the load into the street. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash. 

Hietpas was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officials closed the roundabout for about two hours while they responded. 

The Wisconsin State Patrol is inspecting the truck, which is owned by MPJ trucking in Freedom.  

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