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Bread Truck Spills Load in River West of Brandon

March 20, 2015 11:01 AM | News

Grand Valley Bridge Crash

A semi-trailer truck lost control and crashed into the guard rail of the Grand Valley Bridge early Friday, March 20, 2015, spilling its load into the river below. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A semi-trailer truck hauling bread crashed through a guardrail on Highway 1 just west of Brandon early Friday.

The truck was travelling eastbound just after midnight when it lost control attempting to pass another vehicle. It ended up landing in the river below the Grand Valley Bridge in the RM of Whitehead.

Manitoba RCMP say the 49-year-old Winnipeg man driving the truck suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital.

The cargo of bread spilled into the river, but the the cab landed upright in the water.

Alcohol and speed are not considered factors in the collision.