One killed in northern Italy as overpass collapses under weight of truck
Car crushed when truck carrying steel coils triggered bridge failure on busy highway outside Milan
MILAN—An overpass north of Milan has collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an oversized load just hours after highway authorities say they requested the road’s immediate closure.
Italian new agency ANSA said one person was killed and at least three injured in the collapse late last week.
Italian television images show the highway overpass split in two as firefighters worked under spotlights to determine if there were more victims. Video showed a car crushed beneath the truck.
The highway authority said in a statement that it had asked for the overpass to be closed after pieces of concrete had fallen from it Friday, but that provincial officials had requested a formal order before acting.
Italian police say the truck carrying steel coils was marked as bearing an oversized load.