The Texas Department of Public Safety says that a truck driver will be cited for hauling an oversized load without a permit after he struck two bridges on I-20 on Monday.
Texas police say that 33 year old New Mexico-based truck driver Samuel Greene was issued a citation for failing to obtain an overheight permit.
Trucker Hits Two Bridges Before Coming To A Stop
According to reports, Greene was hauling oilfield equipment westbound along I-20 for Stay Loaded Trucking when the crashes occurred around 3 p.m.
BI 20 bridge over I 20 on west side of Stanton closed until further notice thanks to damage from an oversized load. Yeah. The one we just repaired. SMH Westbound outside lane also closed.
— TxDOT Odessa (@TxDOTOdessa) January 15, 2018
Police say that Greene struck the Business 20 bridge in Stanton as well as the County Road 1150 bridge in Midland before he stopped.
Though the bridge strikes caused debris to hit other vehicles, no injuries were reported.
Transportation officials say that the Business 20 bridge was severely damaged and will be closed indefinitely. The Country Road 1150 bridge (also known as the Tank Farm Bridge) is still awaiting inspection and is closed until further notice.
The Texas Department of Transportation says that there have been 12 bridge strikes in the Odessa District since November 1, 2017.
The Texas Deparment of Transportation says that the Business 20 bridge in Stanton is marked at 15’9″. The Country Road 1150 bridge is “over 16” feet, according to Texas DOT.
By the way. Tank farm road is over 16. Stanton bridge 15 9. He was way over 16.
— TxDOT Odessa (@TxDOTOdessa) January 17, 2018