In Salado, Texas along Interstate 35 one person died, and three more were injured following a bridge accident. In addition, the crash happened Thursday morning when an oversized semi hit a beam on the FM 2484 overpass in a construction zone on I-35. Due to the impact, two beams fell onto the roadway and killed 32-year-old, Clark Davis. Furthermore, three more were injured and taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Likewise, a pickup truck and three tractor-trailers were also damaged in the accident as well.
It is presumed that speed was a result of the crash, as well as the load may have been too large for the bridge. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles trucks that have loads larger than 14 feet must have a permit. The owner of the truck company stated the driver did have a permit to carry the load, yet did not know the bridge was unsafe to pass under. To learn more about this situation please visit here.
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