Truck driver killed after driving truck against police
Trucking News and Briefs for Wednesday October 6, 2021:
Truck driver shot dead after confrontation with police
Pennsylvania State Police officers gunned down a truck driver who allegedly drove his tractor-trailer over them during a dead end at a rest area on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania on Tuesday October 5.
According to a police report, soldiers were called to the rest area on I-80 between the Jersey Shore exit and the Mile Run exit around 4:30 a.m. for reports of a theft.
The unidentified trucker was boarded up in his tractor-trailer at the Clinton County rest area between Williamsport and State College. Soldiers surrounded the vehicle and attempted to force the suspect to surrender.
Instead, the driver drove his semi-trailer into two police vehicles and several soldiers, who then fired at the truck, police reported. The driver died of his injuries. Several officers were treated for minor injuries.
Police are continuing their investigation.
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