Truck hauling mobile home hits car on bridge

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Traffic crossing the the Mississippi River bridge was backed up for about an hour Wednesday night after a pickup truck headed east was struck by the wide load hauled by a westbound semitrailer shortly before 6:30 p.m.

The accident was investigated by trooper Greg Maln of the Illinois State Police. The drivers' names were not released. Cape Girardeau police assisted by directing traffic. The Missouri driver of the semitrailer was hauling a mobile home. He received several traffic citations, according Malnar.

Typically, wide-load drivers notify local law enforcement before crossing the bridge, but apparently this driver did not, Cape Girardeau police said.

The pickup was driven by an Illinois resident. No injuries were reported.

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