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Firefighters use tower for rescue 2 from truck dangling from overpass

Rescuers worked for hours to free the truck's passenger

The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rescue crews used an elevated ladder to reach a bakery truck dangling precariously over the edge of an elevated overpass ramp after a fatal crash.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue spokesman Matt Little says one passenger died when the truck crashed early Wednesday on the ramp leading from a state road to Interstate 95.

The truck, bearing a sign for a Miami bakery, came to rest halfway off the ramp with its front end crumpled into a pillar. Rescue crews worked for hours to remove the passenger. A crane later pulled the truck off the side of ramp.

The driver, whose condition wasn't immediately known, was taken to a hospital.

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The crash backed up traffic on both routes during the morning rush hour.

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Dave Durrant Dave Durrant Wednesday, February 06, 2013 11:44:02 AM Absolutely astounding that traffic is allowed anywhere near this crash. Even alongside aerial working position.
Larry Walker Larry Walker Wednesday, February 06, 2013 4:13:28 PM I have no fire or rescue experience, but I have to agree with you. Seems any traffic would pose a risk.
Noel Monin Noel Monin Thursday, February 07, 2013 7:44:12 AM ...economy first!

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