The truck, which was operated by 49-year-old William McClelland of Williamsport, was carrying a full load of fresh water to a gas well site, state police said.
The truck was coming down "a steep grade" at the time of the accident, State Police Cpl. Roger Stipcak said. "It looks like his brakes failed" and the vehicle gained speed on the incline, he said.
C&C Law has been seeing a lot of these types of truck accidents. In many instances bad roads are the cause of the problem. There has been a significant increase in the amount of truck accidents in Bradford County and surrounding counties due to the Marcellus Shale gas drilling.