County-owned dump truck crashes onto its side

From Local Sources

MENTOR — A county-owned dump truck ended up on its side after a Wednesday afternoon accident west of Mentor.

David L. Schuetter, 61, Schnellville, was westbound on State Road 64 in a 2016 Freightliner dump truck when the 12:50 p.m. accident occurred east of Schnell Road, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said the front passenger-side tire on the truck blew out, causing the Freightliner to travel off the north side of the highway. The truck stoped on its side in a ditch.

The accident closed down State Road 64 for about 30 minutes but Schuetter escaped injury, according to the sheriff’s department.

Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.

The St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Ruxer Ford wrecker assisted.

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