May 15, 2014
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Beach Fire Department says Navy divers are working to recover the body of a truck driver whose tractor-trailer drove off the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and into about 26 feet of water.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Deputy Director Tom Anderson says the truck hit a maintenance truck on Thursday morning before swerving, hitting a light pole and going into the water.
Anderson says the truck was heading north between Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The wreckage has drifted into the Chesapeake Bay side of the bridge-tunnel.
Battalion Chief Amy Valdez says the driver was heavily entangled in the truck's wreckage underneath the water.
She says four Navy divers are working on the recovery efforts, as well as the Coast Guard.