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Johnson City truck driver falls off bridge

Published On: Oct 31 2013 10:20:37 PM CDT
BRADFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa -

 A Johnson City truck driver fell more than 100 feet from a highway bridge into a river and survived according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Officers say 66 year old Bobbie Jo Merrell got out of his truck to check damage after hitting a side barrier on a bridge on Interstate 80 in Bradford Township.

That's when he fell off the bridge and landed in a river 120 feet below.

Police are not sure why he fell but say he made it to shore and was rescued.