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Truck that struck bridge in Salado did not have proper permit

Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 11:22 am by Williams Hart   |  Updated: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 12:19 pm    

On Friday, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles made an announcement that may help people make better sense of a tragic incident that took place the day before.

In the Salado truck accident that killed one person and injured three others, the truck that caused the accident did not have a proper permit.

The Department of Motor Vehicles requires trucks that carry oversized loads to have a special permit. The permit makes the DMV aware of the truck’s destination and gives them information on how to take the safest route possible. This lack of information may have been what caused the truck to attempt to pass under a bridge that was too short.

So far, Lares Trucking, the company whose vehicle was involved in the truck accident, has not provided a reason for why the truck lacked a permit.

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