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.