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Truck Clearing Snow From West Lebanon Plazas Strikes Interstate 89 Bridge

  • Lebanon police say a dump truck struck and damaged an Interstate 89 bridge in West Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 12, 2018, when it attempted to drive through an underpass with its dump body raised. (Lebanon police photograph)

  • Lebanon police say a dump truck struck and damaged an Interstate 89 bridge in West Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 12, 2018, when it attempted to drive through an underpass with its dump body raised. (Lebanon police photograph)



Monday, February 12, 2018

West Lebanon — A dump truck clearing snow from shopping plazas along Route 12A damaged an Interstate 89 bridge and tipped onto its side on Monday morning when the driver tried to drive through the underpass connecting two plazas with the dump body raised.

Nobody was seriously injured in the collision that took place about 8 a.m., Lebanon police said.

The truck was traveling southbound through the underpass — going from Kmart Plaza to the Upper Valley Plaza — when the driver “failed to lower the dump body on the Freightliner dump truck he was operating,” police said.

It struck the I-89 northbound bridge and rolled onto the passenger side of the vehicle. A photo provided by police showed chunks of concrete on the ground and one dislodged from the bridge above.

Driver Kris Sexton, 56, of West Lebanon, was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center “to be evaluated for potential non-life-threatening injuries,” police said.

Police said Sexton, an employee of Notts Excavating, of White River Junction, was issued a summons for negligent driving and is due in court in April.