Suicide closes Beechmont Ave. ramp

Photo from the scene taken by Mike Buckingham
Photo from the scene taken by Mike Buckingham

The ramp at Westbound I-275 on Friday morning was shut down during rush hour.

A semi-truck was traveling on I-275 when, according to authorities, it struck a pedestrian who ran in to its path from behind a retaining wall. Ohio State Patrol said they are investigating the incident as an apparent suicide.

The pedestrian has been identified as 27-year-old John F. Sullivan of Cincinnati.

Witnesses said Sullivan was kneeling at the end of the retaining wall and then ran directly in to the path of the semi-truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ramp was shut down for 3 hours while clean up and investigations were conducted.

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