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Driver dies after his semi-truck is blown off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel by 40mph winds into the frigid waters below

A truck driver has died after high winds blew his truck off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The man, identified as Joseph Chen, 47, of Greenville, N.C., was driving southbound on the 23-mile bridge and tunnel complex linking the Delmarva Peninsula with Virginia Beach when the horror wreck occurred at around 12.30pm. Gusts of wind up to 40mph are believed to have knocked the white tractor-trailer out of its lane and through the steel railing on the bridge, a bridge official told 13News. The truck plunged over the edge of the bridge into the wind-whipped whitecaps of the 45-degree water below.

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