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Raised dump bed hits bridge, lands on top of sheriff’s deputy vehicle

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An unusual dump truck bridge strike was reported in Virginia on Friday morning.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday, May 3 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

A dump truck traveling north on I-81 struck an overpass at mile marker 292 after the operator accidentally raised the bed.

The overpass strike caused the dump bed to detach from the rest of the truck and to fall backwards, landing on top a Ford Explorer driven by a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Seventy-one year old dump truck driver Gaylon R. Miller was not hurt.

Miller was charged with reckless driving.

Virginia State Police are investigating the crash.

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