UPDATE: Truck crashes into low-clearance Pierre bridge, driver cited

 Courtesy Pierre Police Dept.
Courtesy Pierre Police Dept. (KSFY)
Published: Jun. 20, 2019 at 10:24 AM CDT
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UPDATE 3:46 p.m.

Authorities in Pierre have cited the driver of a semi-truck that struck the South Pierre Street Bridge on Thursday morning.

Pierre Police Department said 51-year-old Alexeis Davidson Gonzalez from Florida disregarded traffic signs designating the appropriate truck route through Pierre and followed GPS directions to travel north on Pierre Street.

The semi-tractor and trailer became wedged under the train bridge around 6 a.m.

Officials said Gonzalez was issued a citation for a truck route violation and released from the scene.

Damage to the semi-tractor and trailer is estimated at $25,000. There is no estimate available for the cost of removal.

The semi truck was transporting bottled water from Colorado to North Dakota.


Another truck has been damaged after a run-in with a bridge in Pierre.

A semi struck the South Pierre Street Bridge Thursday morning.

The Pierre Police Department tweeted a photo of the aftermath, thanking AGE Corporation for their assistance removing the truck. The photo showed apparent damage to the semi's trailer.

The low-clearance bridge has been struck by a number of trucks over the years, including one