Cockeysville man apparent suicide in highway death

April 13, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 33-year-old Cockeysville man with a history of mental problems committed suicide yesterday morning by leaping in front of a tractor-trailer on westbound Interstate 70, west of Ellicott City, Maryland State Police said.

Police closed the westbound lanes for about 90 minutes while emergency workers investigated and cleared the scene, Trooper Shaft Hunter said.

The man, whose name was not released at the request of his family, left no note, but police were able to determine it was a suicide from witness accounts of the 7:15 a.m. accident, Hunter said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No one else was injured.

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