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Big Rig Accident Closes Road

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O´Byrnes Ferry Road is still closed this morning, after a big Rig went over the side of the Lake Tulloch bridge late yesterday afternoon. The driver, 45 year old Saul Cervantes of Stockton, was confirmed dead at the scene. He had been hauling a load of crushed lime stone for TNT Trucking company. Highway patrol officers are continuing to investigate the accident.

Extensive repairs will be needed to the bridge, and it´s uncertain when the road can be opened again. The accident happened shortly before 4 yesterday afternoon.