Concrete Truck Driver Cited After Crashing Into Historic Melbourne Bridge on Wednesday

By  //  June 4, 2021

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ABOVE VIDEO: Daryl Durand report at the Historic 1929 Melbourne Bridge that was damaged by a concrete truck, shutting down the railroad on Wednesday from Jacksonville to Miami.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have released more details on the crash that shut down Melbourne Avenue on Wednesday that involved a concrete truck colliding into a train trestle in downtown Melbourne.

The driver of the truck, 53-year-old Steven Mark Washington from Okeechobee, crashed a concrete truck around 5:55 a.m. near the area of Melbourne Avenue and Henley Court.

When police arrived, officers discovered a concrete pump truck traveling eastbound on Melbourne Avenue struck the train trestle and left the scene of the crash. The owner of the concrete business had the driver of the concrete truck return to the scene of the crash after the driver of the concrete truck returned to the business located in Stuart.

Police say it appears alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this crash.

Washington was cited and issued a criminal citation.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please call Traffic Homicide Investigator Officer Livingston at 321-608-6612.