Trucker Hurt on I-295, Richmond When a Man Fell On His Windshield
Maine State Police are investigating after a man jumped from an I-95 overpass in Richmond and landed on the windshield of a tractor-trailer.
Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the incident happened just after 3:30 PM Wednesday. A truck driver was traveling on I-295 southbound in Richmond at Exit 43 when a man landed on his windshield. He was able to stop the truck at the entry of the Exit 43 southbound on-ramp and contact the police.
Responding Troopers determined that the Freeport man had jumped off the overpass. He died instantly when impacting the truck. The man's name has not been released.
The driver of the truck, who's from Pennsylvania, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both lanes of southbound travel were shut down temporarily while police investigated the incident.
Our sincere condolences go out to the driver and the family and friends of the deceased man.
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