Phoenix man dies after walking onto freeway

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A man has been killed after walking into the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 directly in front of a big rig truck in central Phoenix.

Department of Public Safety spokesman officer Robert Bailey says the Phoenix man in his 30s was seen crossing the bottom of the 7th Street freeway onramp on Tuesday afternoon and then walking into traffic with his hands up.

The truck driver tried to avoid the man but he kept walking right into the truck's path. Bailey says his death is considered an apparent suicide.

Three lanes of eastbound traffic were shut down but were expected to reopen by 6 p.m.

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