On Tuesday, truck driver Mary Lambright pleaded guilty to several traffic violations, including reckless driving, stemming from the widely publicized 2015 incident where she crashed into a historic Indiana bridge.
Back on Christmas Day 2015, Lambright struck the old cast iron bridge in Paoli, Indiana, causing sections of it to collapse and fall into the creek below.
The truck she was driving was fully loaded with water bottles and weighed significantly more than the posted 6-ton weight limit. Lambright reportedly told police that she “didn’t know how much 6 tons was.”
The bridge also had a ‘no trucks’ sign near the entrance.
The bridge has been out of service since the incident, while crews work to repair it. The bridge repairs are expected to be completed in July 2017, according to WDRB.com.
City officials say the trucking company’s insurance is paying the full $700,000 bill for the repairs.
Lambright will be sentenced in April. She faces a fine up to $1,000 dollars and 180 days in jail.