Man who jumped in front of semi truck killed

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PEORIA, Ariz. -- A man is dead after apparently jumping in front of a semi Friday morning, according to Peoria Public Safety Officer Amanda Jacinto.

It happened shortly before 7 a.m. at Beardlsey Road and 109th Avenue. Beardsley Road is closed between 107th and 111th avenues. That closure is expected to remain in place for several hours.

"It appears that a man may have jumped under a semi truck as it was going by," Jacinto wrote in an email to media outlets.

3TV traffic reporter Gina Maravilla suggested drivers use Deer Valley Road to the north and Union Hills Drive and Bell Road to the south to avoid the scene.