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Driver following GPS drives off demolished bridge, wife killed

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Mar 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-30 15:05:47-04

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. -- Authorities say a driver, who was apparently following GPS navigation, drove off the ramp of a demolished bridge in Indiana, killing his wife.

The Times of Munster reported 51-year-old Zohra Hussain died after the 2014 Nissan Sentra plunged 37-feet to the pavement below. The driver, 64-year-old Iftikhar Hussain, survived the crash.

"The Cline Avenue bridge is marked with numerous barricades including orange barrels and cones, large wood signs stating ROAD CLOSED with orange striped markings," Lake County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Patricia Van told the paper.

The couple, who lived in Chicago, was apparently on their way to visit family.

Construction on the new bridge is expected to begin in a few months.