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Tanker truck seen dangling off downtown St. Louis overpass Thursday

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Tanker truck hanging off overpass near Washington Thursday (Credit: Drew Mitchell / KMOV) Tanker truck hanging off overpass near Washington Thursday (Credit: Drew Mitchell / KMOV)
Tanker truck at EB I-44 at Washington (Credit: MoDOT) Tanker truck at EB I-44 at Washington (Credit: MoDOT)
Tanker truck off the overpass of EB I-44 at Washington Thursday (Credit: KMOV) Tanker truck off the overpass of EB I-44 at Washington Thursday (Credit: KMOV)
Tanker truck off overpass in downtown St. Louis Thursday (Credit: KMOV) Tanker truck off overpass in downtown St. Louis Thursday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A tanker truck was left dangling off a downtown St. Louis overpass Thursday morning.

A heavy emergency response was seen just after 7 a.m. Thursday when the truck was found hanging off the overpass of Interstate 44 at Washington. Officials told News 4 the driver of the truck lost control on the wet pavement, jack-knifed and hit another vehicle. 

The driver of the vehicle hit by the tanker truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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The driver of the tanker truck was not injured. 

The tanker truck was empty at the time of the crash.

The Eads Bridge was closed in both directions around 7:55 a.m. as tow trucks arrived on the scene to move the truck onto the lower roadway. It was reopened a few hours later.

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