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ISP: Man jumps off I-94 overpass hits semi dies

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A Michigan City man died on Tuesday after reportedly jumping off the I-94 overpass on Porter/LaPorte County Line Road and landing on a semi, the Indiana State Police said.

The name of the victim has not been released.

According to police, at 12:58 p.m. the 47-year-old man was northbound on County Line Road when he stopped his vehicle on the I-94 overpass, then exited his vehicle, went to the east side of the bridge and onto the guard rail, and appeared to jump, police said.

The man hit the windshield of a semi eastbound on I-94, ďthen bounced off and went through the top of the tractor, coming to rest inside the semiís sleeper,Ē police said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaPorte County Coronerís Office.

The semiís operator, a 38-year-old Hannon, Ontario, resident, escaped injury, police said.

Detectives from the ISPís Lowell Post Field Investigations responded to the scene.



Posted 8/29/2019




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