Driver dies after truck goes over side of bridge, falls 150 feet in Houston

HOUSTON -- A truck driver has died after his big rig crashed off a bridge in Houston, Texas, falling 150 feet to the ground below.

The crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. on the Ship Channel Bridge. Authorities say a smaller vehicle may have cut off the 18-wheeler, prompting the driver to crash through the guardrail.

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The driver was alive and trapped in the vehicle after falling onto the industrial property below the freeway. Emergency crews were working to reach the man, but unfortunately he has died at the scene.



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The investigation continues on the East Loop northbound at Manchester. The driver's name has not yet been released.
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