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Driver rescued from dangling tractor-trailer over Virginia river

Virginia State Police via AP

A trailer truck driver is rescued from the cab of her truck while it dangles from the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel, by Newport News Master Fire Fighter Scott Dye on April, 8, in Newport News, Va.

Virginia State Police via AP

The driver of a tractor-trailer is stuck inside the cab of her truck that is dangling from the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel on Interstate I-664 on April 8, in Newport News, Va.

Newport News and Suffolk firefighters rescued a driver from her tractor-trailer while it dangled from the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge on Interstate 664 in Newport News, Va.

The vehicle lost control and struck the bridge wall Monday morning, Virginia State Police said. The truck then caught fire and the cab was left hanging over the bridge that connects Suffolk and Newport News.

State police say the driver, Almira Ribicm, suffered minor injuries and according to the dailypress.com, she has been charged with reckless driving.

 Watch video of the rescue