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Truck plunges off bridge, landing on busy Georgia freeway

August 27, 2019
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Cobb County Fire Fighters work to clear the wreckage from a deadly scene where a pick-up truck ran through a retaining wall and plunged onto Interstate 75 North near the I-285 exchange in Vinnings, Ga., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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Cobb County Fire Fighters work to clear the wreckage from a deadly scene where a pick-up truck ran through a retaining wall and plunged onto Interstate 75 North near the I-285 exchange in Vinnings, Ga., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a pickup truck plunged off a bridge and landed on Interstate 75, killing its driver.

Cobb County police say the Chevrolet Silverado sped up a ramp over I-75 Monday afternoon. It then crashed through a concrete barrier and fell onto the freeway below, landing between the southbound and northbound lanes.

Driver Phillip Washington told WSB-TV he witnessed the truck fly over the edge of the bridge. He said he thought film crews were shooting a movie scene since filming is common in metro Atlanta. Once he realized it was no movie, he called 911.

Video from Atlanta TV stations showed the truck’s crushed cab on the pavement below with its rear wheels in the air.

Police said on Tuesday identified the driver as 33-year-old Dennis Farve of Dallas, Georgia.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that the driver’s last name is spelled Farve and not Favre.

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