Driver Falls From Bridge Following Crash

By WTAJ News

Published 10/31 2013 03:39PM

Updated 10/31 2013 03:42PM

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CLEARFIELD, CLEARFIELD COUNTY – A 66-year-old Tennessee man was airlifted to Altoona Thursday after crashing his semi truck on I-80 and falling 120 feet from a bridge.

According to State Police, Bobbie Jo Merrell was driving his semi truck east on I-80 near mile marker 121 shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday when he struck a bridge side barrier. After the crash Merrell for unknown reasons fell from the Wolf Run Bridge 120 feet to the Susquehanna River.

Emergency responders located Merrell beneath the bridge when they arrived on the scene. He was conscious and alert when he was flown to Altoona Trauma Center.

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