Body Of Trucker Recovered From River Near Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a truck driver who went off a bridge on Interstate 35 into the St. Louis River near Scanlon, just west of Duluth, Minnesota.

KBJR-TV reports it happened shortly after 4:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities say the northbound driver lost control of the truck on the snowy freeway right before the bridge, and went over the bridge and into the river.

fatal semi accident Body Of Trucker Recovered From River Near Duluth

(credit: Cloquet Area Fire District)

The name of the trucker was not immediately released.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol reported multiple spinouts, vehicles in ditches and crashes in the area, where the National Weather Service says as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) of snow had accumulated by 10 a.m.

Read More: State Patrol: 100+ Crashes, 2 Fatal As Drivers Hit Snowy Roads

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