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Driver of refuse truck misses “Bridge Out” sign, hits backhoe, land on top in creek

A Ridgeway man drove a 1992 Volvo refuse truck off a bridge that was under construction on Hwy. 13 about three miles north of Jameson at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The accident occurred as Steve Wallen, 32, was northbound on the highway and traveled onto a bridge that was under construction and marked "closed" by road signs. Mr. Wallen’s refuse truck struck a backhoe which was stationary

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