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.
co-workers were alerted when he did not pick up a load in Las Vegas
as scheduled, sheriff's officials said.
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
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.