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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