Driver charged in Sixth Street bridge wreck

Aiken man, 25, out of hospital

The driver of a truck that crashed on the Sixth Street train trestle bridge Friday morning has been released from the hospital and charged in connection with the incident.

James Ryan Anderson, 25, of Spyglass Drive in Aiken, has been charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, trespass on the railroad and too fast for conditions.

Authorities discovered the Ford F150 dangling from the trestle bridge around 5:30 a.m. Friday when a train approached the crash from the rear. Officers said Anderson attempted to drive across the bridge from Georgia to South Carolina but crashed into a beam.

The vehicle belonged to a passenger, identified as 37-year-old Todd Anderson, of Blue Tick Drive in Aiken.

Both men were transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with injuries.

A spokeswoman at the hospital said Monday morning that James Anderson had been released but information was not available on Todd Anderson.

The bridge was reopened to trains about 4 a.m. Saturday.

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