IMAGE: 1 injured in NC 226 North rollover

Shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, emergency units and law enforcement responded to NC 226 North after receiving reports of a wreck. According to Trooper Glenn Tupper of the NC State Highway Patrol, the GMC Sierra pickup truck – driven by Daniel Lawson of Bakersville –was traveling southbound on the highway when the vehicle lost its brakes and, during a break in traffic, traveled through the center line and tried to slow down in a nearby ditch, rolling over in the process. A passenger in the truck was transported to Mission Hospital McDowell with non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending, according to Tupper. Woodlawn-Sevier Fire Department, McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue Squad and NCSHP responded to the call.

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