MARYLAND

Gabor Lovasz pleads guilty in Bay Bridge crash

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The truck driver who hit a car sending it off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge last summer has pleaded guilty to four charges.

The Capital reports that 30-year-old Gabor Lovasz of Canada pleaded guilty last month to negligent driving, unsafe lane changing, failure to control vehicle speed to avoid a collision, and driving in excess of a reasonable and prudent speed. His fines totaled $450.

Maryland Transportation Authority police investigators found Lovasz was distracted by flashing lights behind him and didn't notice vehicles ahead of him stopping until too late. He swerved, hitting two vehicles. One car was pushed up onto the barrier wall and a second impact sent it into the water below.

Lovasz was on his first solo trip to the United States at the time.

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