Police: Man shot himself, jumped in front of semi on I-55 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Police: Man shot himself, jumped in front of semi on I-55

(Source: Missouri Department of Transportation) (Source: Missouri Department of Transportation)
(Source: Tyler Profilet) (Source: Tyler Profilet)
(Source: Missouri Department of Transportation) (Source: Missouri Department of Transportation)
(Source: Christy Hendricks) (Source: Christy Hendricks)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The southbound lanes of Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau are back open now after a semi truck versus pedestrian crash.

Cape Girardeau Police say the crash happened just after 9 a.m. Tuesday near the 92 mile marker when a man shot himself in the face and jumped into the path of a semi truck.

Sergeant Jason Selzer says the man was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis. Police are investigating this as a suicide attempt.

Selzer says the southbound lanes were closed for about an hour and a half as crews cleared the scene.

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