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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Breaking: Semi-Truck Plunges Off Valley View Bridge (Updated)

Posted By on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:07 PM

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Update II: The driver of the truck is dead. (WEWS)

Update: Here's a grainy shot from WKYC which looks like it shows the body of the truck against the protective wall and the cab clearly missing.

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NewsNet5 is reporting that the cab of a semi-truck ripped through the protective fencing on the Valley View Bridge on I-480 and plunged to the ground below after the truck jack-knifed on the bridge.

Initial accounts say that about 25-feet of the fence is now gone.

Naturally, I-480 westbound is now closed to traffic.

No reports of injuries so far, either on the bridge or below.

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