East Maine bridge chomps another truck

A 2018 Ryder truck sits on 2nd after hitting the railroad bridge over East Maine on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)

ENID, Okla. — An Oklahoma City driver was cited Thursday afternoon after the 2018 Ryder truck he was driving struck the East Maine railroad bridge.

Willie D. Calip Jr. told police he was eastbound on Maine about 1:30 p.m. when he looked down at his GPS, according to an Enid Police Department collision report. Calip said the truck struck the bridge and sheared the top off the vehicle, while he was looking down.

Calip was cited for failure to devote full time and attention to driving, according to the report. He was not injured.

The height of the Ryder truck is 13 feet, 6 inches. The height of the East Maine rail-crossing bridge is 11 feet, 4 inches.

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