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Apparent Highway Suicide Resulted in Extended Travel Delays

 State police report that extended travel delays on Interstate 84 that occurred through the area on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 21, were caused by a police investigation into an apparent suicide that happened on westbound I-84, near Exit 5 in Danbury.

State police said they received reports that a 52-year-old man had been spotted walking eastbound against the flow of westbound traffic on I-84 at about 12:45 pm, after which the man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck.

The police investigation determined that the unidentified state resident had made remarks concerning committing suicide before he had exited a friend’s auto parked near Exit 5.

State police said that no charges are anticipated against the truck driver who had attempted to avoid a collision with the man.

The investigation closed the westbound lanes of I-84 for about two hours, state police said.

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