Dump truck driver escapes injury in rollover crash

January 29, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

A Cookeville man escaped injury Thursday morning when his dump truck overturned after rear-ending another dump truck on Falling Water Road in the Johnson’s Chapel area near Center Hill Lake.

According to Trooper Chris Delong of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Jeffrey Mahler was traveling down the steep and narrow road in a 1996 Ford dump truck hauling a load of rock to a job site when he lost control and rear-ended a 2017 Kenworth dump truck driven by 54 year old Harry Frady, Jr. of Cookeville who was also hauling a load of rock.

After impact, Mahler’s truck overturned on its side spilling its load of rock. Neither driver was injured. Members of DeKalb County EMS, DeKalb Fire Department, and DeKalb Sheriff’s Department responded.