Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a reported accident after a truck goes crashing into the Key Dam Reservoir on Wednesday January 25, 2017. Deputies said it happened after 7 p.m. Steven Setlif reportedly called for help saying he lost control of his truck and told deputies his brakes went out. The told deputies he jumped out of the truck before it went into the water. The dive team from the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department went out and assisted in getting the Chevy Silverado out of the reservoir Thursday morning.
Captain Joe Parks said, “The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle is going to be put in a secure enclosure until the insurance adjuster and the sheriff’s department can conduct their investigation on cause.”
Crews with Evergreen Environmental are working to get oil that may have leaked from the truck, out of the water. No one was injured.
Crews were called to the Key Dam area on Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 to pull a pick-up truck from the reservoir. The accident happened at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.
The driver of the truck told law enforcement officer that he lost control of the truck after his brakes failed. He was able to leap from the vehicle before it went into the water. He was not injured.
The driver has not been identified at this time, and there is no word on whether or not there are any charges being filed in the case. Divers were called in to help remove the truck from the reservoir on Thursday morning.