Truck hangs over edge of I-25, nearly plunges into South Platte River

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A truck hung over the edge of Interstate 25 above the South Platte River just past Sixth Avenue on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.

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DENVER -- A truck dangled over the edge of Interstate 25 and nearly plunged into the South Platte River on Monday morning.

The white Dodge Ram pickup went off the southbound lanes of the interstate between Sixth and Alameda avenues, the Denver Fire Department said.

A Denver Police Department spokeswoman said it appears the driver swerved to try to avoid hitting something in the road and instead went up the wall. The truck was stopped from going into the river by trees.

The driver was able to get himself out of the vehicle and was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the spokeswoman said.

The driver was cited for careless driving.

Crews were able to get the truck out of the dangling position about 8:30 a.m., but the incident caused heavy backups during the morning commute.

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