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Update: Rescued Truck Driver from Chesapeake Bay Identified

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Aerial view of Wednesday's accident scene on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Aerial view of Wednesday's accident scene on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WBOC/AP)- Authorities have released the name of a driver whose truck plunged into the Chesapeake Bay.
    
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police Chief Edward Spencer says 33-year-old Matthew Killmon of Wachapreague in Accomack County was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he went over the edge of the 17-mile-long bridge-tunnel Wednesday.
    
Media outlets report Killmon is being treated at a hospital for a broken arm, facial cuts and hypothermia.
    
Spencer says an investigation is ongoing.
    
After the truck carrying soybeans went into the bay, the driver was found floating with a piece of debris in 49-degree water. A bridge-tunnel worker tossed the driver a life ring, and he held on for about 40 minutes until rescue crews could reach him.

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