Traffic will be detoured around the Lime City Road overpass of I-75 in Rossford, Ohio for about two months as ODOT workers repair the damage a Miami Gardens driver caused at around 2 .a.m., Friday, Feb. 10. He is now in jail after he was caught without permits or even a CDL after he drove away after his oversized load struck the overpass.
Lavoris Ruth, 43, of Miami Gardens, Florida was arrested after he was charged with having no license, being over dimensional without a permit, and leaving the scene of an accident. He is being held in the Wood County Jail under a $20,000 bond.
A look at the broken girder that had to be cut away. Facebook: ODOT-Toledo
A detour has been established around the overpass as workers remove the damaged girders and remnants of the load Ruth was hauling. Three cars were also impacted by falling debris as the incident happened. Thankfully, no one has been reported injured.
ODOT told WTOL.com that the repairs would take around two to three months and cost around $300,000 to $400,000 to fix. Drivers should always know the height of their cargo, especially those handling over-dimensional freight.
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