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Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) say that a truck driver lost his life early Friday morning after his vehicle’s brakes malfunctioned in Somerset County.

The crash occurred around 1:35 a.m. on Friday, September 9, near Wellersburg, Pennsylvania.

PSP reported that Mississippi-based truck driver Alexander Johnson, 42, was driving on Route 160 near Palo Alto Road when his vehicle “experienced a mechanical failure with its braking system.”

Troopers say that Johnson jumped out of the runaway truck, resulting in fatal injuries.

The truck crashed off Route 160 into a wooded area, where it then caught fire.

The crash remains under investigation.

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