Trucker dies in crash on Washington, D.C. area bridge

Updated Jun 23, 2018
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A trucker died Wednesday morning when his truck collided with several construction vehicles working on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Maryland.

One of the vehicles involved in the mishap was a bucket truck, which had its boom extended when it was struck, leaving three workers stranded under the bridge. They were rescued without injuries, according to numerous media reports.

The name of the truck driver was not released.

The collision caused traffic problems for most of the day. The Maryland State Highway Commission reported that northbound traffic on Interstate 95 was backed up for about 12 miles into Virginia.

The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge  spans the Potomac River between  Alexandria, Virginia, and  Prince George’s County, Maryland. It carries Interstate 95 and I-495, the Capital Beltway.

More than 100 firefighters from four departments responded.