A Texas truck driver whose semitrailer truck lost its brakes was killed Sunday on U.S. 191 through Indian Canyon in Duchesne County, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

Charles R. Short, 48, Breckenridge, Texas, was traveling about 30 mph when his brakes failed at the top of the summit, about 10 miles north of Price, causing him to bump a pickup truck driven by Ronald K. Cowan, 25, Vernal, a dispatcher said. Cowan's truck was forced off the road by the impact.The victim tried coasting down the hill in neutral, gained speed and crashed through a wall at 105 mph. Short, who had turned 40 on Saturday, was dead at the scene of the 3:07 a.m. accident, the dispatcher said.