Police: Teen’s death suicide by tractor-trailer

Posted: April 06, 2012

A 19-year-old from Brookhaven was killed by a tractor-trailer in Marple Township late Thursday night, in what appeared to be a case of suicide, according to state police.

Shortly after 11 p.m., "the individual ran into the southbound lanes of travel and was struck," according to a statement listed "Suicide" under "Nature of Incident."

Police confirmed that the vehicle was a tractor-trailer.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the tractor-trailer remained there after the incident, police said.

The investigation was to continue today.


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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