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Tanker truck veers off overpass, causing major traffic backups

Image from Illinois State Police showed a tanker truck veered off the overpass of eastbound Interstate 44 at Washington in downtown St. Louis, closing the Eads Bridge in both directions Thursday morning just before 8 a.m.
Image from Illinois State Police showed a tanker truck veered off the overpass of eastbound Interstate 44 at Washington in downtown St. Louis, closing the Eads Bridge in both directions Thursday morning just before 8 a.m.

A tanker truck veered off the overpass of eastbound Interstate 44 at Washington Street in downtown St. Louis, closing the Eads Bridge in both directions Thursday morning just before 8 a.m.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the driver of the empty tanker truck suffered minor injuries. He said the empty tanker truck began to fishtail, attempted to straighten the vehicle out and crashed into the concrete

The bridge closing caused significant traffic delays in the area.

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