Delivery truck strikes river bridge

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Talk about being hung up on a job – a Lakeland, Fla., delivery truck carrying aluminum components struck a bridge and was caught atop a U.S. Hwy. 84 guardrail Monday.

The accident, which occurred at approximately 9:15 a.m. at the Yellow River Bridge, stalled one lane of eastbound traffic between Sanford and Babbie.

Brian Deese, 38, of Lakeland, Fla., was operating an Advanced Aluminum transport truck when he apparently struck the bridge at least twice before his 2011 Ford F-350 truck came to rest atop the guardrail.

A spokesman for the Alabama State Troopers said Deese was uninjured during the accident.

Emergency personnel routed vehicles onto a single lane, and it took approximately 45 minutes for traffic to resume normally.

Traffic was stalled for about 45 minutes Monday on U.S. Hwy. 84 after a truck got stuck on a guardrail. Stephanie Nelson/Star-News