Unauthorized truck on Southern State slams overpass

The trailer of this rig was heavily damaged The trailer of this rig was heavily damaged when the tractor-trailer slammed into an overpass in the eastbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway at Route 111 in Brentwood. (Oct. 30, 2013) Photo Credit: James Carbone

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An unauthorized truck hit an overpass on the eastbound Southern State Parkway, state officials said, littering the road with debris Wednesday afternoon.

The tractor-trailer hit the bridge shortly after 12:30 p.m., at Route 111, Exit 43, in Brentwood, officials said. It was unclear whether there were any injuries.

Two lanes were temporarily blocked after the accident, according to informny.com, a state Department of Transportation website.

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