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Photo contributed by Sherrie McWhirter Dickerson
A contributed photo shows a dump truck partially submerged in mud after it went over Oak Island's Barbee Bridge Saturday afternoon. The driver of the truck died at the scene, Oak Island Fire Chief Chris Anselmo said.
Bolivia man dies after dump truck falls from G.V. Barbee Bridge Saturday

A Bolivia man is dead after his dump truck went over the side of G.V. Barbee Bridge in Oak Island on Saturday.

Oak Island Fire Chief Chris Anselmo said dispatch received an initial call at 12:22 p.m. and learned on scene that a male driver of a dump truck traveling onto the island swerved to try to avoid an accident between a cargo van and passenger van, and went over the bridge.

A town news release said Mitchell Wayne Griffith Jr., 44, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His Facebook page shows he lived in Bolivia and was a CEO at Griffith Trucking.

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