Gary Man Jumps To His Death

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

A Gary man jumped off the Colfax Street over pass into the west bound lanes of I-80/94 where he was hit and died. A Pontiac, driven by a 56 year old male from Gary, stopped on the Colfax Street overpass, got out of his vehicle put the hood up and jumped off the overpass. The man landed in the middle lane (5 lanes) where a semi pulling a box trailer, loaded with 43,000 pounds of recreational vehicle parts, and driven by a 51 year old man from Iowa was unable to avoid hitting him. The male subject from Gary was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lake County Coroner. Traffic in this area is slowed and congested. Seek alternate routes if traveling in this direction/area.

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