Truck driver injured after man commits suicide on I-80

LANCASTER COUNTY – A truck driver suffered a broken sternum when a man committed suicide by leaping off a bridge on Interstate 80 on Friday night.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said a 32-year-old man jumped off the 84th Street bridge on I-80, crashing through the windshield of a semi-truck.

Authorities said there was a check welfare out for the man, who had sent a suicidal-type text message earlier in the day.

The truck driver, who was driving for Crete Carrier, suffered facial fractures and a broken sternum.

The driver passed out, and the eastbound truck came to a stop in a nearby field.

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