- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a utility truck that struck an Oklahoma City expressway bridge, causing it to collapse, may have failed to properly lower his truck’s boom.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1XCbKXz ) reports that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol completed a walk-around of the May 19 accident, and a violation was found for failure to have a height permit.

An Oklahoma City police spokesman says the driver, Matthew Alan Haney, was given a citation. He told police that after delivering a piece of construction equipment to a mall, he lowered the truck’s boom basket before traveling on Northwest Expressway.

But a witness at the mall told police that Haney left the delivery without the boom completely lowered.

Haney didn’t return phone calls from the newspaper seeking comment.


Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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