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Trucker Drives Off Bridge in Pennsylvania

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March 25 2004 - Trucker Drives Off Bridge in Pennsylvania

A trucker reaching to answer his cell phone drove his rig off a bridge and plunged 60 feet into the Susquehanna River, state police said. The driver crawled out his submerged cab to safety.

A witness who had been driving behind the trucker Wednesday afternoon said he was stunned to find the man alive when he reached the river. Driver Darren Marceau, 25, of Cambridge, Ontario, was making his way up the river bank as witnesses climbed down to reach him.

Hoffmann said the driver was bleeding, wet and somewhat dazed after the crash. Marceau was in good condition at a hospital Wednesday night. According to state police, Marceau drifted off the road as he tried to answer a cell phone call.

It was unclear whether Marceau faces any charges; a state police spokeswoman did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment Thursday.

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