A 33-year-old trucker apparently
committed suicide in the cab of his tractor-trailer over the holiday weekend,
The Summit County, CO, Sheriff's Office said in a release.
The trucker's co-workers
were alerted when he did not pick up a load in Las Vegas as scheduled, sheriff's
The man was found by another
trucker who worked for the same company at about 8 p.m. Dec. 27 in a parking
area along the westbound lanes of I-70 west of the Eisenhower Tunnel, according
to a report in The Summit Daily News. The west entrance of the tunnel
is seven miles northeast of Dillon, CO.
The local coroner told
the newspaper the man died at roughly 10 a.m. Thursday after hanging himself
with a belt in the sleeping cab. He did not leave a note.
The trucker's name and
the name of his company were not released so officials could notify his next
of kin. He was carrying a Colorado driver's license.