Driver of truck that slams into overpass in Dayton tells police he’s not sure why bed rose

DAYTON — The driver of a dump truck that slammed into an overpass on U.S. 35 East in Dayton this week told police the truck bed rose on its own and he’s not sure why.

The driver told police he looked back, saw the bed going up and it hit the overpass before he could stop the truck, Dayton police Sgt. Creigee Coleman told News Center 7 on Thursday.

News Center 7 has video showing the truck hitting overpass near Abbey Avenue about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed.

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An iWitness 7 viewer shared the video, which shows the moment the truck’s raised bed crashes into the overpass.

Sgt. Coleman said no one, including the driver, was injured and the driver was not cited.

The sergeant said he noticed cosmetic damage to the overpass, but the police department called the Ohio Department of Transportation to have someone check the structure for damage.

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