Dump truck strikes overpass on Veterans Parkway

Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 12:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 12:55 PM EDT
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: The driver of a dump truck that crashed into an overpass in Chatham County this weekend told police he forgot to lower the bucket of the dump truck, according to a copy of the crash report.

Police determined the 74-year-old driver was at fault and issued him a citation.

One Northbound lane on Veterans Parkway was closed Saturday morning after a dump truck struck the beam of an overpass at Veterans Parkway and Buckhalter Road around 10:16 a.m., according to the Chatham County Police Department.

CCPD tells WTOC the dump truck was carrying dirt mixed with concrete and pieces of wood.

Some of that load was scattered in the road.

Police say the driver has minor injuries and has been transported to the hospital.

Police say there were no major structural damage to the overpass.

All lanes are back open.

This is a developing story. Stick with WTOC for updates on this story.

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