Texas truck in bridge accident did not have proper permit

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Regulators say a truck hauling an oversized load did not have the proper permit when the rig snagged an Interstate 35 bridge beam in a deadly Central Texas wreck.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported Friday that the tractor-trailer lacked the proper permit. Special permits are needed for oversized loads so the DMV can provide drivers with safe routes.

No citations were immediately issued over Thursday's accident in Salado (suh-LAY'-doh). The name of the trucking company, hauling hydraulic lifting equipment, wasn't released.

The driver of the 18-wheeler and two other people were hurt. Another driver, Clark Brandon Davis of Arlington, was killed.

The Texas Department of Transportation says three advisory signs were posted indicating clearance of 13 feet, 6 inches. DPS officials estimate the load was 14 feet, 7 inches.