Man Commits Suicide by Walking in Front of Semi Truck

ACCIDENT CLOSES INTERSTATE 376
The eastbound lanes between state Route 208 and Mitchell Road on Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania are closed to traffic following a fatal accident.

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A New Brighton man committed suicide Friday by walking in front of a semi truck on state Route 376 in Pulaski Township.

David W. Nye, 46, of 759 Route 68, stepped in front of a semi truck at 5:30 a.m. trying to commit suicide, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Reports said Nye was staying at a home on Old Pulaski Road when PSP said he walked through a wooded area and stood in front of a truck traveling eastbound.

The driver swerved to miss him, but because it was still dark, struck the man with his front bumper. Nye died at the scene, reports said.

For a time, I-376 was shut down in both directions, but the stretch between state Route 208 and Mitchell Road is now open.

 

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