New York - Driver killed when truck flatbed hits bridge

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    ROCHESTER, N.Y. Part of the empty flatbed on a tractor-trailer hit the Interstate 490 bridge in Rochester this morning as the truck tried to pass under it.

    Police say a portion of the flatbed lifted and latched onto a girder underneath the bridge as the truck went along Mount Read Boulevard at about 6:45.

    As a result, the cab of the Suburban Disposal truck lifted and collided with girders supporting the bridge and dropped back to the ground.

    Captain Thomas D'Angelo tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that the driver was found unconscious. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    His identity was not immediately disclosed.

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    Truck bed lifts, hitting bridge; driver is killed

    (June 9, 2006) — Rochester police officers this morning are investigating a fatal motor-vehicle accident on Mt. Read Boulevard, underneath the Interstate 490 bridge.

    A tractor-trailer was heading southbound on Mt. Read Boulevard at 6:45 a.m., when a portion of the truck's empty flatbed lifted and latched onto a girder underneath the bridge, said Rochester Police Capt. Thomas D'Angelo. As a result, the cab of the Suburban Disposal truck lifted and collided with girders that support the bridge and dropped back to the ground, he said.

    No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

    The driver, a Rochester-area man, was unconscious when police arrived at the scene, D'Angelo said. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, D'Angelo said.

    Officers have not yet released the driver's name, pending notification of family.

    The driver reportedly had just made a delivery and was on his way to collect another load when the accident took place.

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