Thursday, February 9, 2017

Driver dies after tractor-trailer blows off bridge

A driver died on Thursday after his tractor-trailer was blown over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia. The man was spotted atop the vehicle’s cab at about 12:35 p.m. and was recovered by a Navy helicopter. He died while en route to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, reports. The four lane, 23-mile span was experiencing winds in excess of 47 mph 
around the time of the accident, the facility said on Twitter. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Eastern Shore side at mile marker 15, reports. A Navy spokesman confirmed to The Virginian-Pilot that a Navy crew based in Norfolk was on a routine training flight when they spotted the wreck and later

News source : Yahoo

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