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Box truck damages historic bridge, driver cited after fleeing scene

On February 8th, a covered bridge in Lyndonville, Connecticut, suffered structural damage due to a box truck that struck the bridge and left the scene.

The driver: 23-year-old Sereign M. Diop was later found by officers on Lynburke Road near Calendar Brook Road, where he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.

Prior issues: Before the incident, Diop had been ordered out of service by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement & Safety for unspecified reasons.

  • Aside from leaving the scene, Diop also received town ordinance violations for having a vehicle that was overweight and over height for the Miller’s Run Covered Bridge.
  • His truck was towed away following the incident.

Next steps: At this time, the specific consequences Diop faces beyond the citations have not been detailed by authorities.

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