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Man intentionally stumbles into side of moving semi-truck, shuts down interstate


A man suffered serious injuries and caused an Ohio interstate to shut down after he intentionally ran into the side of a moving semi-truck.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on May 12.

A Toledo Police unit responded to the scene to check on the safety of a man who was allegedly walking and stumbling on I-280 North.

Authorities found the 31-year-old man on the exit ramp for Manhattan. When officers asked if he was OK or needed a ride, he allegedly ran straight into the side of a moving semi. According to a police report, the man stated that the act was intentional and he was trying to kill himself.

The man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

I-280 was closed for approximately 30 minutes.


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