Driver dies after tractor-trailer goes over the side of the CBBT


RIGHT OFF THE TOP AT 5 — WE’RE ON BREAKING NEWS. THE DRIVER OF A TRACTOR TRAILER HAS DIED AFTER HIS RIG WENT OVER THE SIDE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL. THE NEWS BROKE AT MIDDAY, AND THESE IMAGES COME FROM CHOPPER 10 THE DRIVER DIED ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL ABOARD A NAVY HELICOPTER. WINDS WERE BLOWING MORE THAN 30 MILES PER HOUR, PROMPTING WIND RESTRICTIONS. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S ERIN KELLY JOINS US LIVE. ERIN — YOU TALKED TO ANOTHER TRUCK DRIVER NEAR THE BRIDGE. WE FOUND HIM IN THIS PARKING LOT, THE WIND RATTLING HIS OWN TRUCK. HE HEARD THE NEWS COME IN THEIR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THOSE WHO KNEW THE VICTIM. CHOPPER 10 SHOWS THE PLACE WHERE THE DRIVER OF A TRACTOR TRAILER WENT OVER THE SIDE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE MILE MARKER 15, NOT FAR FROM THE EASTERN SHORE. THE RIG ENDED UP IN THE MIDDLE OF BOTH SPANS OF THE BRIDGE. WINDS WERE GUSTING TO ALMOST 40 MILES PER HOUR. THE WAVES FIVE TO SEVEN FEET — WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 45 DEGREES. CHARLES LATTIMORE – TRUCK DRIVER C0026 – 908 WHEN I HEARD THE DRIVER HAD WENT OVER THE BRIDGE, I HAD GOT THIS FAR, AND I JUST PULLED IN AND WAITED BECAUSE I KNEW I WAS LIGHT SO I DIDN’T TO NORFOLK, WATCHED AND WAITED FROM THE OVERLOOK ABOUT A MILE AWAY. OFFICIALS SAY A NAVY MH 60 HELICOPTER RESCUED THE DRIVER — BUT HE DIED ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL. CHARLES LATTIMORE – TRUCK DRIVER 921 IT’S A HURTING FEELING AND YOU KNOW OF COURSE I SAID A PRAYER FOR HIM AND THAT WAS BEFORE I HEARD THAT HE DIED. I WAS HOPING THAT HE WAS GOING TRAILERS AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. THEY’RE STILL INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED IT. CBBT OFFICIALS SAY THEY DO HAVE VIDEO CAMERAS ON THE BRIDGE-TUNNEL — IT’S NOT CLEAR IF THEY WILL BE ABLE TO HELP IN THEIR INVESTIGATION. CREWS HAVE NOT YET SALVAGED THE TRACTOR TRAILER — OFFICIALS SAY IT HAS DRIFTED A FEW MILES FROM THE BRIDGE. LIVE AT THE CBBT, ERIN KELLY, 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

17 comments on “Driver dies after tractor-trailer goes over the side of the CBBT”

  1. John McKenna says:

    i used to hitch hike across that bridge back in 1976-77.

  2. CarsRcool says:

    Hoax.. no one died and no one got hurt .. fact 100 %

  3. jblackwell4679 says:

    If you are driving your car across please stay away from Trucks! On windy days That Driver Is Fighting Like Holy Hell to keep that Truck in the lane! It is Scary as Hell! Even though its faster, i checked the wind first! if its bad i go all the way around. Its not worth Paying to cross, being scared as hell, and maybe getting blown off the side! if you are empty, You shouldnt be able to use that bridge! Period

  4. Tarzan says:

    that sign isn't leveled up straight behind that good looking news reporter.

  5. Tarzan says:

    so since he died they really didn't rescue him. .. they just prolonged his suffering

  6. Cole Tanner says:

    Wind restriction 1 is at 40mph which is what they said it was. The person in charge of sending out the restrictions should have been fired!!

  7. Jimson brown says:

    Their investigating what caused it. The wind caused it.

  8. Lil romie says:

    This is why i don't cross bridges

  9. hashim muhammad says:

    My worst fear..

  10. david daniels says:

    What a fucking Dumbass, LMFAO

  11. Dave Stock says:

    Got to respect truck drivers. Didnt realize what a pain in the ass it is to handle something that big till I drove a 30 ft. Motor home thru the Appalachian Mountains. Respect those drivers, and give them the room they need.

  12. King James says:

    I witnessed a standoff between an akeula and Los Angelo's class sub years ago but you ain't supposed to know.

  13. Well Hello says:

    As a driver my self. 40 mph gusts isn't going to lift and throw an empty trailer. unless you are going over 70 mph and over correct

  14. King First says:

    Investigating what caused it seriously they cannot be this stupid

  15. jojofromtx says:

    Respect truck drivers. DO NOT CUT THEM OFF. It takes a while for them to brake and slow down. Give them space.

  16. Daniel Simone says:

    May he rest in peace.

  17. Daniel Perez says:

    This accident happened two years ago?

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