DETROIT (AP) — The motorist of a waste-hauling lorry died Friday morning after attack a walking overpass over a Detroit freeway, causing it to fall onto a alley next and snarl rush-hour traffic, military said.
Reports about a fall came into military about 6 a.m. They dynamic a bang on a waste-hauling lorry was extended too high to go underneath a bridge, Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw pronounced during a scene.
“When a bang struck a bridge, it indeed pulled a overpass down with it,” Shaw said.
No one was on a overpass when it fell, Shaw said, and a timing of a pile-up prevented it from being most worse.
“It’s only a commencement of rush hour, so nobody else was struck,” Shaw said. “If this would have happened maybe an hour after it would have been a lot worse.”
Shaw pronounced a motorist was taken to a sanatorium and died, though he didn’t have sum about what caused a driver’s death. The driver’s temperament has not been released.
At turnpike speeds, “momentum is adequate to take down a bridge” when strike by a truck, Shaw said.
The turnpike was sealed from Interstate 96 to Joy Road. The Michigan Department of Transportation and state military pronounced they weren’t certain how prolonged a alley would be closed.