Wheel malfunction results in rollover

DUBOIS — A Dubois teen avoided serious injury in a rollover accident Monday afternoon northeast of Dubois.

Dustin L. Gillespie, 17, Dubois, was eastbound on Dubois Road Northeast in a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox when the 3:05 p.m. accident occurred east of Dubois-Cuzco Road, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

Gillespie told a deputy his vehicle’s right rear wheel locked, causing him to lose control. The SUV sent off the south side of the road in a curve and, after Gillespie over-corrected, went sideways across the centerline before overturning and stopping on its top on the north side of the roadway.

A deputy said Gillespie declined treatment for a hand scrape or cut.

Damage was estimated to have exceeded $5,000.

A Dr. Auto wrecker assisted.

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