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Video shows truck with crane crashing into tunnel

Posted: 02/28/08 at 5:13 pm

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority released a video of a truck carrying a crane crashing into a tunnel leading to the Ted Williams Tunnel this week. 

The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday in the westbound I-90 connector tunnel.

The video shows a flatbed truck carrying a crane enter the tunnel and trigger the over height sensors and warning sign before the entrance. But the driver continued.

That's when the top of the crane hit the tunnel ceiling.

"The part of the crane, looked like to me it was jetting up into the ceiling," said Christian Mosher, a witness. 

It took 90 minutes for officials to clear the accident. Inspectors said there were minor damage, but no structural damage.

The driver, Jeffrey Peck, 50, of Revanna, Ohio, could face a $1,100 fine. He was cited for an over height violation and failing to secure his load.

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