NTSB: Bay Bridge driver was on 1st U.S. trip alone
By Associated Press

Updated Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:42am

A preliminary federal report on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge crash that sent a car into the water says the driver of a tractor-trailer involved was on his first trip in the U.S.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the report Monday on the July 19 accident near Annapolis.

The crash sent a car, driven by 22-year-old Morgan Lake, over the railing and into the water 27 feet below. Lake was able to get out of her car and was rescued.

The report said a tractor-trailer hit Lake's car and another vehicle, pushing Lake's car over the barrier wall.

The NTSB says the driver was employed by a Canadian carrier and was on his first solo trip in the United States.

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