Overturned tractor-trailer causes traffic mess on Fort Pitt Bridge



PITTSBURGH - Crews cleared the outbound lanes of the Fort Pitt Bridge shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, hours after a tractor trailer flipped on its side and crushed another vehicle.

The crash was reported just before 9 a.m. and blocked the right two lanes of the bridge's lower deck.

Channel 11’s Trisha Pittman reported the driver of the truck, Will Young, has been driving for four years.

Young said he was hauling powdered lime from Martinsburg and was coming from the Monroeville ramp when the crash happened. He drives for Predator Trucking in McDonald, Ohio.

Young said the load shifted and he could tell he was tipping.

After several hours, Channel 11’s PennDOT traffic cameras showed workers using heavy equipment to put the truck back on its tires.

Crews at the scene said the other vehicle involved was a Volvo and the woman driving it was coming from the Fort Duquesne ramp. She was shaken up but not injured, he said.

“It could have been a lot worse.” Young said.

Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.