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Man killed in Winston-Salem when truck runs off bridge and overturns

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --Police and the N.C. State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that happened early Sunday morning in Winston-Salem, according to a news release from the Winston-Salem Police Department.

The crash happened at about 3:30 a.m. and originated on Interstate 40 West, resulting in a truck going off a bridge to the right, overturning and coming to rest in the 900 block of East Clemmonsville Road.

The 65-year-old man was driving a Panera bread truck and troopers tell FOX8 he had just left the Greensboro headquarters when he crashed. Troopers say weather did not contribute to the crash and the driver was not speeding and there were no signs of drugs or alcohol use.

Panera released the following statement to FOX8 Sunday afternoon:

“We are shocked and saddened by the passing of a wonderful member of the Panera family. Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time.”

Authorities are working to notify next of kin.

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