Man killed on I-17 near Sunset Point jumped off moving bus

According to DPS spokesman Bart Graves, the man was on a southbound Greyhound and “acting irrationally.”
Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 7:12 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 12, 2022 at 12:11 PM MST
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BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The man who was hit by several cars and killed on Interstate 17 Tuesday morning had jumped off a Greyhound bus -- while it was moving -- the Department of Public Safety said.

According to DPS spokesman Bart Graves, the man was on the bus heading south and “acting irrationally.” Details about what he was not doing were not immediately available, but Graves said the man opened the emergency hatch on one of the windows and jumped out of it, landing on the freeway near Sunset Point around 5:30 a.m. Several vehicles hit him. He died at the scene.

Drone video from the scene showed the bus on the side of the interstate.

The southbound lanes were closed until shortly after noon. Throughout the morning, all traffic was exiting and re-entering the freeway using the Sunset Point Rest Area.

Southbound traffic was using the Sunset Point Rest Area to get off the freeway, get around the...
Southbound traffic was using the Sunset Point Rest Area to get off the freeway, get around the scene, and then get back on I-17.(Arizona's Family)

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