NTSB: Bay Bridge driver was on 1st US trip alone

AP News
Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:09 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — 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 solo trip in the U.S.

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released the report 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 the car and was rescued.

The report says 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 trip in the United States without a more experienced operator.