A Freeport man is dead following a Wednesday afternoon incident where he jumped from an I-295 overpass.

According to Maine Public Safety Spokeswoman, Shannon Moss, the incident occurred at approximately 3:35 in the Southbound lanes of Interstate 295 near exit 43 in Richmond.

The man leapt from the overpass landing on a tractor trailer truck that was passing by. Reports indicate the man came through the windshield of the 18-wheeler that was being driven by a Pennsylvania man.

The big rig was able to come to a safe stop near the exit 43 on-ramp. First responders pronounced the man who jumped dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know please call the Maine Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112. Someone is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For additional resources please see the link below.


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