Washington state's I-5 bridge collapse caused by oversize load

Friday, May 24, 2013 | 10:25 a.m. CDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A truck hauling a too-tall load hit an overhead girder of a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants suffered only minor injuries.