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Amber Alert

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Truck Slams Into Bridge, Dives Into River

Des Moines IA -The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed after his truck punched through a bridge guardrail, caught fire and landed in the Middle River.The accident happened at 2:41 a.m. along Interstate 35 at mile marker 55 near Bevington closing part of the roadway for about an hour.

Southbound lanes were reopened after about four hours at 7 a.m.The State Patrol said Manuel Johnson, 42, of St. Louis, was the driver of the truck who died.

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