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Help Needed in Finding a Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck The Jefferson Road Overpass

Commercial Truck Caused Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Overpass

Thursday, October 4, 2012 -

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Just before 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, a large commercial truck carrying what is believed to be a crane was traveling southbound on Interstate 17 and struck the overpass at Jefferson Road. The large commercial truck stopped briefly just past the overpass but soon fled the scene. The damage to the bridge forced DPS to close the right two lanes of I-17 so ADOT engineers could evaluate the integrity of the bridge.

DPS is looking for any witnesses to the crash and asking anyone who may have seen the truck, the driver or anything else relating to the incident to please call the following DPS phone number: (602) 223-2000.

Update: Driver has been located: http://www.azdps.gov/Media/News/View/?p=383

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.

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